One nephew Gesang, Hasanudin Santoso, over the phone to report that VIVAnews Gesang died at 18:10, PKU Muhammadiyah Hospital in Solo, Thursday, May 20, 2010.
The niece tells that the conditions songwriter 'Bengawan Solo' worsened since noon today. Gesang experienced two critical times ie at two o'clock and 17:30 pm. Gesang died at the age of 92 years.
Gesang was treated in hospital, Wednesday, May 12 then. At first he was just doing routine health controls, but because of lack of fluids so he advised doctors to be treated.
Yani Effendi, another nephew Gesang, when it said that the uncle did not want to eat. If forced then immediately spit out the food again.
"Yes, because such conditions take mbah Gesang the family to the hospital for the controls. However, doctors recommend to stay," said Yani in Solo at the time.
Gesang born October 1, 1917. Solo famous until he created the world. A number of notes mention that the song was created Gesang Solo in 1940. At that time only 23 years old Gesang.
The song was created when Gesang sitting on the edge of the Solo river. Gesang was very impressed with the river's meandering. He created the song for six months.
The song was at least translated into 13 languages. Including English, Mandarin and Japanese. That's why this song famous in foreign countries, mainly in the Netherlands and Japan. This song could even be a song in a movie in the country's sunrise.