Indonesian man dies at the age of 146
Monday, 01 May 2017

The "heavy smoker" outlived his four wives, 10 siblings and all of his children

An Indonesian man who claimed to be the world's oldest human at 146 years old has died, his family say.

Mbah Gotho, a great-great granddad from Central Java, outlived his four wives, 10 siblings and all of his children.

He was reportedly hospitalised on April 12, but insisted on checking out six days later so he could be taken home.

He died shortly after, having "refused" to eat or drink.
Mbah hit the headlines last year after presenting documentation showing he was born in December 1870.

Remarkably, the "heavy smoker's" papers were recognised by Indonesian officials, who claimed they were valid.
If correct, he would have lived significantly longer than the verified oldest person in the world ever - Jeanne Calment.

Jeanne, from France, lived to be a staggering 122 years old.

This morning, grieving relatives and friends were pictured attending Mbah's funeral service in his hometown of Sragen.
A portrait of the elderly man was positioned at the end of his open casket, along with a large wooden cross.

Mbah's grandson, Suyanto, said his granddad was buried in a cemetery plot that he had purchased in the area years ago.

 



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