A man identified as Ho Van Lang has died of Liver cancer 8 years after he was brought into the civilized world.
Ho van lang was living in the Jungle for 40 years, It all happened after Ho Van Lang’s family fled civilization when a US bomb killed their father Ho Van Thanh’s wife during the Vietnam War in 1972.
Ho van Lang and his brother with his Father spent their lives living in the deep jungle in vietnam because his Father was scared of returning to the real world as he believes that the Vitenam war isnt over.
The family ate monkeys, snakes, lizards and any other creature they could get their hands on while living in the jungle. As for clothing, they wore clothes made from tree barks.
Lang lived with his father for years in the forest of what is now known as the Tra Bong District before they were located by the locals collecting firewood.
Further more, Ho van lang and his father still thinks there is still war until they were brought back to civilisation in 2013 when Lang’s father became sick.
After they left their isolated life in the jungle, Lang lived with his father in a small Vietnamese village for eight years.
For 41 years, Lang didn’t know that females existed.
When questioned if he knew what a female was, he said that his father had never explained that to him.
Lang who has been suffering from liver cancer has reported died on September 6, 2021. His friend Alvaro Cerezo, an explorer who returned to the jungle with Lang to live there for a week together, believes “modern life” probably had fatal consequences.
While paying Tribute Alvaro Cerezo said: “I’m so sad to see him go, but for me, his passing is also a liberation because I know he was suffering in the last months.
“He was a beautiful human being, to forget him will be impossible, I will miss him every day.
“But I didn’t like seeing him living in civilisation. I was always concerned that he and his body wouldn’t be able to handle such a drastic change.
“He had spent all his life living in the jungle and then came to live in the “civilised world” where he started eating processed foods and sometimes even drinking alcohol.”
“He was the most fascinating person I ever met and extremely sweet at the same time. When we were surviving together in the jungle, everything that would take me hours to achieve, he could do it in seconds.
“He was a little kid with the skills of a superhuman.”