Newly discovered 'world's oldest man' is 145-years-old but says he's ready to die

The world's oldest man has been named as an Indonesian who is believed to be a staggering 145-years-old – but who wants to die.
Mbah Gotho has emerged from obscurity with documentation recognised by Indonesian officials revealing he was born on December 31, 1870.
He has outlived all 10 of his siblings as well as his four wives, the last of whom died in 1988.
All of his children have also died, and now he is survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
If correct, that makes him significantly older than the verified oldest person in the world ever, a title that belongs to French woman Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122.

Mbah Gotho, an Indonesian man who has emerged from obscurity to be named the world's oldest at an incredible 145 years
Mbah Gotho, an Indonesian man who is believed to be 145-years-old
The super-senior citizen from Sragen, Central Java, was recently interviewed by regional reporters, and he said he has been through it all and would not mind passing on.
"What I want is to die," he said. "My grandchildren are all independent."
Suryanto, Mbah’s grandson, said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122, but it never seemed to come.
He said: "The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago."

According to documentation recognised by Indonesian officials, Mbah Gotho is 145 and was born on 31st December 1870
Official documentation revealing Mbah's impressive age
In addition, Suryanto said Mbah’s family has already prepared a gravesite for him - near his children’s graves.

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