Death of Gesang Martohartono

October 1, 1917 - May 20, 2010
Jakarta, Indonesia | Age 92

Celebrated Indonesian singer dies at 92
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JAKARTA, Indonesia

Indonesian singer and songwriter Gesang Martohartono, whose 1940s hit "Bengawan Solo" became a favorite throughout Asia, died Thursday of complications from diabetes and heart problems. He was 92.

The songwriter, popularly known as Gesang, died at Muhammadiyah Hospital in the Central Java town of Solo, said Beti Andriani, a hospital spokeswoman. He was admitted Wednesday.

Gesang composed the song about the Solo River,...

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