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Songwriter Gesang dies at 92

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, May 21 2010 | 11:20 am

PREMIUM Keroncong maestro Gesang Martohartono, whose songs gained  fame all the way to Japan,  passed away Thursday shortly after 6 p.m. in Surakarta, Central Java, after being hospitalized since last week. He was 92. Earlier rumors of his death, worsened by the speed of news,  added to the family’s “shock and disappointment”.  A false report of Gesang’s death was broadcasted b...