The world’s oldest man died on Tuesday, one month before his 115th birthday, according to Guinness World Records,

Guinness announced the passing of Juan Vicente Perez Mora, a Venezuelan man who was the oldest living man, in an X post, formerly known as Twitter.

On Feb. 4, 2022, the record books crowned Pérez Mora as the oldest living man at 112 years and 253 days, according to an article by the Guinness World Record.

In the 2022 article, the Guinness World Records shared many details of Pérez Mora’s life. The article said, Pérez Mora was born on May 27, 1909 in El Cobre, Táchira state, Venezuela, He was the ninth of 10 children to Eutiquio del Rosario Pérez Mora and Edelmira Mora. At the age of 5, he got into agriculture with his father and brothers. He assisted with coffee and sugar cane harvesting. To make a profit, Pérez Mora worked with his brother to make a wooden mill to help create a faster production of the coffee and sugar cane. By doing this, it increased the productivity on the farm and enabled the family to buy a bigger machine.

At 10 years old Pérez Mora started attending a local school where he learned to read and write. Unfortunately, his schoolteacher became ill after five months of his attendance. He kept the books that his teacher gave him and continued to study independently.

Pérez Mora’s family

Pérez Mora married Ediofina del Rosario García and the couple was together for 60 years until her death in 1997. Together, the two have 11 children, six sons and five daughters. He also has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren, according to the Guinness World Records.

During his free time, Pérez Mora enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his son Edesio. His son would play songs by Antonio Aguilar, Hermanas Calles and Negro Picante on the Vitrola, the record books said.

Venezuelan Gov. Freddy Bernal shared a post on X about Pérez Mora and called him a hardworking man.

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

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro also sent his condolences to Pérez Mora’s family in an X post.

“Juan Vicente Pérez Mora has transcended into eternity at the age of 114. From the town of El Cobre that gave Venezuela the Guinness Record for being the longest-lived man in the world.” Maduro wrote. “I send my hugs and condolences to his family and to all the people of El Cobre, Táchira state. May God receive him in his holy glory!”

Who are the world’s oldest people?

Guinness World Records did not immediately announce who will own the ‘oldest man in the world’ title after Pérez Mora’s death. However, whoever is crowned will have to go to through a verification process, displaying an authentic birth certificate where the record keepers will validate their birth.