Real life Tarzan dies of cancer few moments after he was brought to the city and had already spent 40 years in a jungle.
According to reports ,Ho Van Lang lived with his father in a small Vietnamese village for eight years after they “escaped” their isolated life in the jungle has died at age 52.
The duo lived entirely off of the land – eating honey, fruit and forest creatures, building shelters and fending for themselves.
The pair re-established contact with Vietnamese society in 2013 and believed the Vietnam War was still raging on when they entered a village and sought medical help for Lang’s father Ho Van Thanh.
After 2013, Lang began living a relatively modern lifestyle, but some friends and observers believe the stresses and poor diet of the ‘civilised’ world had a detrimental effect on his health.
Lang’s favourite was reportedly a rat’s head.
When questioned if he knew what a female was, he said that his father had never explained them to him.
According to Lang’s friend Alvaro Cerezo, living a’modern’ life probably had fatal consequences for him after he began eating processed foods and occasionally drinking alcohol.
‘I’m so sorry to see him go, but his passing is also a liberation for me because I know he was suffering in the last months,’
He was a beautiful human being, and it will be impossible for me to forget him; I will miss him every day.’ But I didn’t like the fact that he was living in civilisation. I was always worried that he and his body wouldn’t be able to cope with such a drastic change’ Cezero said.
Before being discovered by locals looking for firewood, the father-son duo lived for decades in the forest of what is now known as the Tra Bong District.