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Icon of Indonesian Literature Sapardi Djoko Damono Passes Away

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In this article: Sapardi Djoko Damono

Written by Tunggul Wirajuda, and was originally published in Kompas.com

Jul 20, 2020

Indonesian literature has lost one of its leading figures, eminent poet Sapardi Djoko Damono, who passed away Sunday, July 19. He was 80. “[Sapardi] died of natural causes,” said his relative Nana Subianto, prior to interring him at Giritama cemetery in Bogor, West Java. “He was treated at the Eka Hospital in South Tangerang since July 9. His organs started to fail because of complications from a long-running illness.” Thousands of netizens paid tribute to Sapardi, the majority of whom recited his poems.

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