LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the validation of Mr. Efraín Antonio Ríos García of Itagüí, Antioquia, Colombia, the third-oldest living man in the world.
Mr. Ríos García was born in the countryside of the town of Fredonia, Antioquia Department, Colombia on 4 April 1910. He married Herminia Uribe and the couple had 18 children. Longevity was present in his family, as his older brother, Francisco, passed away at the age of 106 in 2011. In April 2013, at the age of 103, he and his wife celebrated 80 years of marriage. His wife passed away in 2015.
The research on Mr. Ríos García’s case was initiated by Mr. Santiago Garcia Medina, who verified his age for the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS), where he was listed as pending validation on 23 April 2021. The validation process was completed by Mr. Fabrizio Villatoro two years later.
Mr. Ríos García is currently the third-oldest living man in the world whose age has been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification. The world’s oldest living man, validated by the LAS and recognized by the Guinness World Records, is Mr. Juan Vicente Pérez Mora of Venezuela, who is approaching his 114th birthday. The second place is held by Mr. Eusebio Quintero López, also from Colombia.
Congratulations to Mr. Ríos García and his family!