‘Longest living human’ says he is ready for death at 145

‘Longest living human’ says he is ready for death at 145, by The Telegraph.

Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31, 1870, according to the date of birth on his identity card.

“What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent,” he told local media this week. …

Members of the family said Mr Gotho now spends most of his time sitting and listening to the radio because his eyesight is too poor to watch television. He has had to be spoon-fed and bathed for the past three months as he has become increasingly frail. …

While record office staff say they have confirmed the birth date on his identity card, he will not make it into the record books until the findings are independently verified. The current record holder, French woman Jeanne Calment, died in 1997 at the age of 122.

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