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Juan Vicente Pérez: World’s Oldest Man Dies Aged 114

The world’s oldest man who lived through both world wars and survived several pandemics, including the covid-19 has passed away at the age of 114, two months before his 115 birthday.

Juan Vicente Pérez is survived by 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

According to the Guinness World Records, the supercentenarian death was confirmed by Freddy Bernal, the governor of Táchira in Venezuela, where Juan lived.

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Venezuala’s President Nicolas Maduro also paid a tribute, writing: “Juan Vicente Perez Mora has transcended into eternity at 114 years old.”

In 2019, he celebrated his 110th birthday, becoming the first male supercentenarian from Venezuela, but he was only announced as the oldest man living at 112 years and 253 days, in February 2022, and given the Guinness World Record title after Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia from Spain passed away the previous month.

Juan attributed his longevity to “working hard, resting on holidays, going to bed early, drinking a glass of aguardiente every day, loving God, and always carrying him in his heart,” the Guinness World Records said.

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