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At 145 World's Oldest Man Says He's Ready to Die
The world's oldest man has been named as an Indonesian who is believed to be a staggering 145-years-old – but who wants to die, British newspaper Daily Mirror reported recently.

Mbah Gotho has emerged from obscurity with documentation recognised by Indonesian officials revealing he was born on December 31, 1870.

He has outlived all 10 of his siblings as well as his four wives, the last of whom died in 1988.

All of his children have also died, and now he is survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

If correct, that makes him significantly older than the verified oldest person in the world ever, a title that belongs to French woman Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122.

The super-senior citizen from Sragen, Central Java, was recently interviewed by regional reporters, and he said he has been through it all and would not mind passing on.

"What I want is to die," he said. "My grandchildren are all independent."

Suryanto, Mbah’s grandson, said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122, but it never seemed to come.

He said: "The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago."

In addition, Suryanto said Mbah’s family has already prepared a gravesite for him - near his children’s graves.

Staff at the Indonesian records office say they have confirmed Mbah’s birthdate, which is specified on his Indonesian ID card as December 31, 1870.

Whether or not he will ever be listed as the world's oldest man however is open to question, as the paperwork has so far not been independently verified.

If so he will join to others without verifiable records who are purportedly older than Mbah - 171-year-old James Olofintuyi from Nigeria and 163-year-old Dhaqabo Ebba from Ethiopia.

These days, his grandchildren say Mbah mostly sits listening to the radio because his eyesight is too poor to watch television .

For the past three months, he has had to be spoon-fed and bathed as he has become increasingly frail.

When asked what his secret to longevity is, Mbah replied: "The recipe is just patience."
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