It is with great sadness that LongeviQuest has learned of the passing of Mr. Eusebio Quintero López, the world’s second-oldest living man.
Mr. Quintero López passed away at the age of 113 in his hometown of Vijes, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on July 16.
He was born on 6 March 1910, although he and his family had long believed he was born on 15 March. A blacksmith by profession, at some point he married Melida Barco with whom he had six children. His wife passed away in 1962. He had over 30 descendants, including great-great-grandchildren.
At the age of 111, he surpassed the final age of Daniel Guzmán García (1897–2008), becoming the oldest man to ever live in Colombia, and later, the first man in the country confirmed to have reached the ages of 112 and 113.
Following the passing of 114-year-old Sofía Rojas de Díaz on 30 July 2022, he became the oldest known living person in Colombia whose age has been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification.
With the final age of 113 years, 132 days, Mr. Quintero López remains the oldest man who was ever born and died in Colombia. At the time of his passing, he was the second-oldest living man, behind only Juan Vicente Pérez Mora of Venezuela, who celebrated his 114th birthday in May.
Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of Mr. Quintero López. May he rest in peace.