World’s oldest man dies at 114 after witnessing 2 world wars

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Oldest man of world passes away at age 114. — AFP/File
Oldest man of world passes away at age 114. — AFP/File

The world’s oldest man passed away just two months before turning 115.

Juan Vicente Perez Mora, a Venezuelan legend, sadly “transcended into eternity” last night despite having survived two World Wars and the torturous Covid-19 pandemic, according to The US Sun.

The Guinness Book of World Records (GBWR) acknowledged the former farmer’s long-standing victory in May 2022, making him the oldest man living.

A huge family made up of 11 loving kids, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren have been left behind by him

His death was confirmed by Freddy Bernal, the governor of his home state of Tachira, Venezuela.

Bernal said: “Our dear Juan Vicente Perez Mora, today with deep sadness and pain we say goodbye to you, to that archetype of a man from Tachira, humble, hard-working, peaceful, enthusiastic about family and tradition.”

“Together with my wife and children we had the pleasure and the pride of meeting him and sharing with his loved ones,” he added.

Born on May 27, 1909, Juan managed to live through the invention of the TV, the mobile phone and internet.

He had his first ever ID picture snapped in black and white, when he was just 51.

He also had a nickname of Tio Juan, which is translated into English as Uncle Juan.

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