The Jakarta Post
Former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died at the age of 83 at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.
Habibie's great-niece and singer-cum-activist Melanie Subono announced the news on her Instagram account on Wednesday evening.
Eyang ... SAMPAI JUMPA DI KEABADIAN ... Senangnya dah bisa ngelepas kangen sala eyang puteri, bisa berdua dua an lagi... Kita disini ikhlas asal eyang bahagia —- SELAMAT JALAN —- - Terimakasih sudah membuat Indonesia jauh lebih baik, terimakasih sudah mengajarkan saya jadi PEJUANG , kalo bahasa eyang “PEMBERONTAK” - Love you - #melaniesubono #Katamel #diarymel #malaikatbrengsek #generasipenerusbangsat
"Thank you for making Indonesia a better place, thank you for teaching me how to be a fighter," she wrote in her post.
Habibie had been in intensive care at the RSPAD since Monday after a sudden deterioration in his health condition.
The prominent engineer, born on June 25, 1936, served as research and technology minister for 20 years in the administration of late president Soeharto. Habibie assumed the presidency after the resignation of Soeharto in May 1998 and served in that role until fresh elections were held in 1999.