A hermit, known to the press as “the dirtiest man in the world,” died at the age of 94, just months after taking a shower for the first time in decades.
Amo Hajj has refused to use soap and water for more than half a century for fear of getting sick.
The Iranian, who lives in the southern province of Fars, distanced himself from previous attempts by residents to bathe him.
But, according to local media, he finally gave in to pressure and took a shower a few months ago.
According to the Iranian news agency (IRNA), Amo Hajj fell ill shortly afterwards and died on Sunday (23/10).
In an interview with the Tehran Times in 2014, he revealed that his favorite meal was a porcupine and that he lives between a hole in the ground and a shelter built by caring neighbors in the village of Dejgah.
He told the newspaper at the time that his unusual choices were due to “emotional setbacks” when he was younger.
According to the IRNA news agency, years have left him without showering with “soot and pus” on his skin, while his diet consists of rotting meat and unhealthy water drawn from an old oil can.
He was also fond of smoking, having been photographed on at least one occasion smoking more than one cigarette at a time.
The news agency reported that attempts to bathe him or give him clean water to drink made him sad.
But whether or not he holds the record for running the longest distance without a shower is a matter of debate.
In 2009, there were reports of an Indian man? that moment ? I haven’t showered or brushed my teeth in 35 years. What has happened to him since then is unclear.
– This text was published in https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-63387422
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