Published: Wed, May 03, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Oldest human aged 146 passes away

Oldest human aged 146 passes away

Sodimejo, who was assumed to be the oldest living person in Indonesia at 146 years old, died yesterday.

Mbah Gotho's resident identity card indicates he was born in 1870.

Mr. Ghoto was famed for his storytelling and outlived 10 siblings, all his children, and his four wives.

He then insisted on being brought home, and died several days later, Suryanto said.

"It only lasted a couple of days".

After leaving the hospital, Mbah Ghoto - a lifelong heavy smoker - ate and drank very little before his death.

In an interview withThe Jakarta Post a year ago, Sodimejo said he could remember watching the opening ceremony of a sugar factory built in Sragen in 1880.

"Life is only a matter of accepting your destiny wholeheartedly", he told the Jakarta Post previous year.

However, Mbah Gotho's early life records are deemed unverifiable by world record standards (Indonesia had not even existed as a nation at the time of Mbah Gotho's supposed birthdate), meaning he isn't officially listed as the world's oldest person.

His remarkable life experiences made him a great story-teller, with wars against Japan and Dutch colonizers making him a hero in his village.

"Life is only a matter of accepting your destiny wholeheartedly".

The verified oldest person in the world ever to have lived was Jeanne Calment, of France.

Suryanto said Sodimedjo was buried on Monday, April 1 at a local cemetery.

Nigerian James Olofintuyi has claimed to be 171, while Dhaqabo Ebba from Ethiopia has claimed to be 163, but without verifiable documents they can not be given her title.

Officials have endorsed that Mbah Gotho's papers were valid, which confirms that he was the oldest human in the world in recorded history.

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