According to official media, an Iranian man called the “world’s dirtiest man” has died at the age of 94.
Amou Haji died on Sunday in the hamlet of Dezhgah (IRNA). For more than 60 years, he had declined to bathe, afraid it would make him sick.
He rose to fame across the world as the unofficial “world’s dirtiest guy,” and his life was even documented in a 2013 documentary titled “The Strange Life of Amou Haji.”
Locals had lately pushed him to bathe, and for the first time a few months ago, villagers took him to a restroom to wash.
Not long after, he became unwell, and on Sunday… he took his own life, the article stated.
Amou Haji allegedly had no wife or family, but other people sought to look after him, including constructing a cinder-block house for him.
According to locals, emotional difficulties in his boyhood prohibited him from bathing. He was also accused of eating roadkill and smoking many cigarettes at the same time.
It is hypothesized that an Indian man named Kailash “Kalau” Singh may now be the “world’s dirtiest man,” citing a report from 2009 that stated he had not showered since 2009.