Thursday, 19 September 2019 | 12:03 WIB

Former President of Indonesia BJ Habibie Passes Away Aged 83

Former Indonesia President BJ Habibie (instagram/b.jhabibie)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Former Indonesia President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie has passed away at the age of 83 years at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Jakarta, on Wednesday (09/11/2019). BJ Habibie passed away at 18:03 Indonesian Western Time.

"My father, former Indonesia President BJ Habibie, has passed away at 18:03 Indonesian Western Time," said Habibie's second son Thareq Kemal to reporters.

Habibie had earlier been undergoing intenstive care at the Cerebro Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Paviliun Kartika at Gatot Soebroto Hospital since September 1, 2019. The former President had been treated by a team of specialist doctors.

The former President of Indonesia had previously been treated in Germany for heart valve leakage.