Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, who was officially declared the oldest living person by Guinness World Records in 2022 at the age of 114, passed away on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on social media, paying tribute to his long and remarkable life.

On February 4th, 2022, Perez was declared the oldest living person at the age of 112 years and 253 days. With a legacy that spans multiple generations, he had 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Perez was born on May 27th, 1909 in El Cobra in the Andean state of Tachira. As the ninth of ten children, he grew up helping his father and brothers with tasks such as harvesting sugarcane and coffee from the age of five. Over time, he became a respected figure in his community and served as sheriff while continuing to work in agriculture. Known affectionately as Tio Vicente, he left a lasting impact on those around him with his dedication and wisdom.

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