LongeviQuest has confirmed the passing of Mr. Santos Hildebrando Rivas Garcia of San Pablo Tacachico, La Libertad, the oldest living person in El Salvador, and one of the oldest living men in the world whose age has been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification. His age has been validated by LongeviQuest in January, making him the first validated supercentenarian in El Salvador.

Rivas Garcia was born in Chalatenango, Chalatenango Department, El Salvador, on 17 August 1911. He got married at the age of 21 and had 15 children in total.

With Mr. Rivas Garcia’s passing on 17 April, at the age of 111 years, 243 days, the title of the oldest living person in El Salvador likely goes to Mrs. Sabina Garay of San Salvador, though her age has not been fully validated. The leading researchers for Latin America are currently trying to verify the potential successor for the title of the oldest living man in El Salvador. One of the candidates is a man from La Libertad who celebrated his claimed 110th birthday last October.

LongeviQuest sends our condolences to the family.