Mbah Gotho, from Indonesia has been named the world oldest man with documentation showing that he was born in 1870, which makes him 145 years old.
Gotho does not however desire to be still alive as he says he began preparing for his death in 1992–and has even made a gravestone. However, 24 years later, he’s still alive.
He told a regional news network that, “What I want is to die.”
Interestingly, Gotho has outlived all 10 of his siblings, his four wives and his children.
UK’s Independent says, “For the past three months he has needed to bathed and spoon-fed, and is becoming increasingly frail.”
“Mr Gotho has official documentation which shows his age, and the Indonesian records office says it has confirmed his birth date as December 31 1870,” the website adds.
Already, there are several other people who claim to be older than 145, such as Nigerian James Olofintuyi, who claims to be 171, and Dhaqabo Ebba from Ethiopia, who claims to be 163–but the absence of any official documentation to prove this makes their claims weak.