Saparman Sodimejo, the world’s oldest person, has sadly passed away in Indonesia at the good age of 146.
Mr. Sodimejo, whose age remained unverified until the moment of his death, claimed to have been born on December 31st, 1870. Indonesia’s birth register only began recording officially in 1900 however, so it is impossible to determine or verify the man’s age.
Be it as it may, Mr. Sodimejo, who has seen off four wives, ten siblings, and all of his children, lived through two World Wars, and witnessed more historical events than any of us will ever experience, was said to be in relatively good health until the moment of his passing.
Villagers said that the old man had been ‘ready to die for a long time,’ but ‘death did not come for him.’
Mr. Sodimejo always said that the secret of such extreme longevity was ‘patience.’