‘World’s dirtiest man’ dies aged 94

A hermit known by the press as ‘the dirtiest man alive’ has died aged 94, just months after taking his first bath in decades.

Amou Haji refused to use soap and water for more than half a century, fearing it would make him sick.

The Iranian, who lived in the southern province of Fars, had avoided previous attempts by locals to bathe him.

But, according to local media, he finally succumbed to the pressure and showered a few months ago.

According to the Iranian news agency IRNA, Amou Haji fell ill soon after and died on Sunday (23/10).

In an interview with the Tehran Times in 2014, he revealed that his favorite food was porcupines and that he lived between a hole in the ground and a masonry shelter built by worried 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.

Years without a bath had left him with “soot and pus” on his skin, according to the IRNA news agency, while his diet consisted of rotting meat and unhealthy water taken from an old canister. ‘oil.


Loved Haji apparently had no family, but locals tried to take care of him.

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He was also fond of smoking, being depicted at least once smoking more than one cigarette at a time.

Attempts to bathe him or offer him clean water to drink made him sad, according to the news agency.

But whether he holds the record for the longest time without a shower is a matter of debate.

In 2009, there were reports of an Indian man who? this moment ? I hadn’t showered or brushed my teeth in 35 years. What has happened to him since is unclear.

– This text was published at https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-63387422

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