27th October 2020 – (Quito) Julio Cesar Mora Tapia, a 110-year-old Ecuadorian who formed one half of the world’s oldest married couple has passed away at the age of 110, leaving behind his 104-year-old wife who he married in 1941. Julio Cesar Mora Tapia passed away at his home in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, at around 11pm on 22nd October. They were married for 79 years and became the longest-married couple. It is reported that Mora Tapia died of Alzheimer’s disease and died in the company of his 104-year-old wife Waldrita.
They had 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. The eldest child died at the age of 58. The pair were teachers, and they met in their 20s through family members, as Waldrita’s sister’s husband was Julio Cesar’s cousin.