A NONAGENARIAN who has not had a shower in over 60 years has kicked the bucket just months after taking his first wash.
Iranian Amou Haji, 94 refused to take a bath for more than half a century, fearing water and soap would make him sick, as reported by the BBC.
The elderly man who lived in the southern province of Fars had for many years avoided attempts by well-meaning villagers to wash himself clean.
However, the man who lived alone and has been described as a hermit finally gave in to the pressure from his fellow villagers and washed a few months ago.
Sadly, according to Iran’s IRNA news agency, Amou Haji became ill not long after his first wash in the longest time and died on Sunday (Oct 23).
During an interview in 2014 by the Tehran Times, Amou Haji made a bizarre revelation that his favourite food was porcupine, revealing further that he had for all these years lived between a hole in the ground and a brick shack built by his neighbours in Dejgah village.
He also said that he was “emotionally” troubled during his younger days which led to his choice of life and after not having a bath for years, his skin was covered in “soot and pus”.
His diet on the other hand consisted of rotten meat and unfiltered water which he drank from an oil can. Social media had also shown the man smoking multiple cigarettes at once.
A short documentary titled ‘The Strange Life of Amou Haji’ was made in 2013, depicting his life.
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