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Man dies two months before turning 115, making him the oldest in the world


Apr 4, 2024

The world’s oldest man, Juan Vicente Perez from Venezuela, passed away at the age of 114, just two months before his 115th birthday. Mr. Perez had been recognized as the oldest living man by Guinness World Records when he was 112 years and 253 days old. He lived an incredible life, having survived two World Wars and the Covid pandemic. Mr. Perez was married for 60 years and had a large family with 11 children, 42 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Born on 27 May 1909, Mr. Perez credited his long life to hard work, rest on holidays, going to bed early, drinking a glass of aguardiente daily, loving God, and carrying Him in his heart. He celebrated his 110th birthday in 2019, becoming the first male supercentenarian from Venezuela. The governor of Tachira, Freddy Bernal, paid tribute to Mr. Perez as an archetype of a humble, hard-working, and family-oriented man.

President Nicholas Maduro also expressed his condolences and acknowledged Mr. Perez’s contribution to Venezuela’s legacy. The world’s next oldest living man is expected to be Gisaburo Sonobe of Japan, who is aged 112. The passing of Juan Vicente Perez Mora marks the end of an era for Venezuela, but his legacy of faith, hope, and love will live on forever.

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