World’s Oldest Man Dies at 114 – Having Lived a Long and Interesting Life, He Left Warm Memories for Many

Juan Vicente Pérez, the world’s oldest man according to Guinness World Records, died in Venezuela just weeks before his 115th birthday. He left behind a legacy of hard work, faith, and a life spanning over a century of monumental historical events.

Juan Vicente Pérez, who held the title of the oldest living man, passed away just weeks before his 115th birthday, Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday.

Pérez was born on May 27, 1909, in Venezuela. He earned his Guinness World Record title on February 4, 2022, after Saturnino de la Fuente García’s passing. At that time, he was 112 years and 253 days old, the fourth oldest validated living person globally and notably the only man alive born before 1911.

Pérez said his secret to a long life is “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.” Faith has also been a big part of his life. He prayed twice a day and believed in a life where his actions were guided by prayer.

Pérez wished to be remembered as “a hard-working man, faithful to his wife and his religion.” He was born in Táchira state, Venezuela, to Euquitio Pérez and Edelmira Mora.

Throughout his life, Pérez was known for his deep-rooted values, hard work, and dedication to family. He and his wife, Ediofina del Rosario García, had 11 children, leading to a large extended family of 42 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.