A Citizen of Iran Amou Haji, nicknamed the “dirtiest man in the world” after not taking his bathe for over 50 years have finally given up the ghost.
Haji had avoided showering over fears of “getting sick”, the agency quoted a local official as saying.
He was said to be single for the years he spent on earth
But “for the first time a few months ago, villagers had taken him to a bathroom to wash,” IRNA reported.
Haji, covered in soot and living in a cinder-block shack, was reported by local media not to have bathed with water or soap in more than 60 years.
Villagers said he had experienced “emotional setbacks in his youth” that led him to refuse to wash over fears of “getting sick”.
A short documentary film titled “The Strange Life of Amou Haji” was made about his life in 2013, according to Iranian media outlets.