Venezuelan Man Certified by Guinness World Records as Oldest Man Dies at 114

President Maduro announced Juan Vicente Perez Mora's passing on social media, noting his age of 114. Perez, known for his exceptional longevity, leaves behind a legacy that transcends generations

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a sombre announcement on Tuesday in which the world learned of Juan Vicente Perez Mora’s passing. Guinness World Records certified Perez, a beloved figure in his community and beyond, as the oldest living man. Perez, a beloved figure in his community and beyond, passed away at the remarkable age of 114.

President Maduro conveyed the news via social media platform X, stating, “Juan Vicente Perez Mora has transcended into eternity at 114 years of age.” The announcement marked the end of an era for Perez, who had captured the world’s attention for his extraordinary longevity.


Perez’s journey to global recognition began in February 2022 when Guinness World Records officially confirmed him as the world’s oldest man at the age of 112 years and 253 days. His remarkable lifespan was a testament to resilience, perseverance, and a life deeply rooted in his homeland of Venezuela.

Born on May 27, 1909, in the town of El Cobre, located in the Andean state of Tachira, Perez emerged as the ninth child in a family of ten. From an early age, he was immersed in the agricultural traditions of his community, working alongside his father and siblings in tasks ranging from sugar cane to coffee harvesting.

Despite his humble beginnings, Perez’s life was marked by significant accomplishments. In addition to his role as a farmer, he served as a sheriff, gaining renown for his adeptness in resolving land and family disputes.

His dedication to his community and his unwavering commitment to justice earned him widespread respect and admiration.

Perez’s family was a source of immense pride and joy throughout his life. As of 2022, he was a father to eleven children, with a sprawling family tree that included 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. His legacy extended far beyond his own years, leaving an indelible mark on generations to come.

Affectionately known as “Tio Vicente” (Uncle Vicente), Perez was more than a symbol of longevity; he embodied the rich tapestry of Venezuelan culture and heritage. His life was a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring strength found in close-knit communities.


As news of Perez’s passing reverberates around the world, tributes pour in from all corners of society, celebrating a life well-lived and a legacy that will endure for generations. In his passing, Juan Vicente Perez Mora leaves behind a legacy of love, resilience, and unwavering commitment to his family and community.

While his physical presence may be gone, his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew and cherished him. Juan Vicente Perez Mora may have departed this world, but his remarkable journey will continue to inspire and uplift countless lives for years to come.


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