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`We love you full': Mbah Surip dies aged 60

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 5 2009   /  12:45 pm

In the last days of his life, singer Mbah Surip said he was very tired and wanted to rest peacefully. He is now resting peacefully, but this time for eternity. Mbah Surip, whose real name is Urip Ariyanto, died on Aug. 4, 2009, aged 60. He was taken to the Pusdikkes hospital in East Jakarta, but died at 10:30 a.m., not long after he arrived at the hospital. Mbah Surip's friend, comedian Mamiek Prakoso, said the eccentric singer had come to his house the day before he died, saying he was tired. "Mbah Surip told me, *I'm very tired, I want to take a rest here at your home. It's peaceful here, not like other *places* where there are many reporters'," Mamiek said. Mamiek said that, realizing just how tired Mbah Surip was, he advised his friend to seek medical help. "But Mbah Surip refused to go to the hospital. He said: *I'm afraid reporters will come after me *at t...