Maestro Keroncong Gesang Martohartono died. He suffered two kristis before finally removing the last breath this evening, Thursday, May 20, 2010.
One nephew Gesang, Hasanudin Santoso, by phone to inform that VIVAnews Gesang died at 18:10, PKU Muhammadiyah Hospital in Solo, Thursday, May 20, 2010.
The niece tells that the creator of the song ‘Bengawan Solo’ has deteriorated since the day before. Gesang experienced two critical times ie at two o’clock and 17:30 pm. Gesang died at the age of 92 years.
Gesang treated in hospital, Wednesday, May 12 last. At first he was just doing routine health controls, but because he is dehydrated then the doctor gives suggestions for treatment.
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 under such conditions, the family of mbah Gesang brought to the hospital for the controls. However, doctors recommend to stay, “said Yani in Solo at the time.
Gesang born October 1, 1917. Bengawan Solo created to foreign countries. Some records mention that the song was created Gesang Solo in 1940. It was only 23 years old Gesang.
The song was created while Gesang sitting alonside Bengawan Solo . Gesang was very impressed with the river snaking it. He created the song for 6 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 even had a song in a movie in the land of the sunrise.