Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed condolences over the passing of former President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie.
"The government and people of Indonesia offer our deepest condolences to his family," President Jokowi said.
Indonesia's third president passed away at the age of 83 at the Gatot Soebroto Central Army Hospital in Central Jakarta at 06:05 PM Western Indonesia Time (WIB) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
"My father, BJ Habibie, passed away at 06:05 PM on Wednesday, September 11, 2019," Habibie's son, Thareq Kemal Habibie, said.
Thareg said that Habibie died of old age. He explained that his dad suffered a heart problem.
Habibie was born in Pare Pare, South Sulawesi on June 25, 1936. He was the fourth child in a family of eight children.
Habibie was the third President of Indonesia. He led the country from May 1998 to October 1999.