Indonesian known as 'the tree man' dies
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
An Indonesian known as 'the tree man' due to the scaly warts covering his body has passed away after a long battle with his rare and incurable illness. Dede Koswara, 42, died in hospital in Badung, Indonesia, on the morning of January 30 without ever realizing his dream of living to see a cure and returning to carpentry. In the past three months, doctors said he had resigned himself to the debilitating illness which over several decades tragically came to cost him his family, job and independence.