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Oldest man alive survives as the angel forgets him

  • An official of the Sragen Population and Civil Registration Agency, Central Java, shows the e-ID of Sodimejo known as Mbah [grandpa] Jo Gotho on Sept. 8, 2016. The files record that Mbah Jo Gotho was born on Dec. 31, 1871. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    An official of the Sragen Population and Civil Registration Agency, Central Java, shows the e-ID of Sodimejo known as Mbah [grandpa] Jo Gotho on Sept. 8, 2016. The files record that Mbah Jo Gotho was born on Dec. 31, 1871. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A tombstone for Mbah Jo Gotho was bought in 1992. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A tombstone for Mbah Jo Gotho was bought in 1992. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Mbah Jo Gotho lies on his bed while listening to his radio at his house in Sragen, Central Java, in this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo. Even though he was already 146 years old, he could still hear clearly. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Mbah Jo Gotho lies on his bed while listening to his radio at his house in Sragen, Central Java, in this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo. Even though he was already 146 years old, he could still hear clearly. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Sugiyem, 70, one of Mbah Jo Gotho's daughters, carries an empty plate and two glasses. Among Mbah Jo Gotho’s favorite dishes were tofu and anchovies.  JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Sugiyem, 70, one of Mbah Jo Gotho's daughters, carries an empty plate and two glasses. Among Mbah Jo Gotho’s favorite dishes were tofu and anchovies. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Sugiyem gives a rice cracker to his father. Rice crackers were Mbah Jo Gotho's favorite snack. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Sugiyem gives a rice cracker to his father. Rice crackers were Mbah Jo Gotho's favorite snack. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Mbah Jo Gotho jokingly said: "The angels forgot to record me on their death list." JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Mbah Jo Gotho jokingly said: "The angels forgot to record me on their death list." JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Ice cream and iced tea were among his favorite drinks. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Ice cream and iced tea were among his favorite drinks. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Sodimejo died on Sunday, April 30 at his house at around 6 p.m. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Sodimejo died on Sunday, April 30 at his house at around 6 p.m. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A mourner looks at Mbah Jo Gotho’s remains for the last time before the burial. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A mourner looks at Mbah Jo Gotho’s remains for the last time before the burial. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Mourners escort Mbah Jo Gotho’s body to a public cemetery in Cemeng, Sragen, Central Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Mourners escort Mbah Jo Gotho’s body to a public cemetery in Cemeng, Sragen, Central Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Mourners carry Mbah Jo Gotho's coffin to the cemetery. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Mourners carry Mbah Jo Gotho's coffin to the cemetery. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

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