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How old was the Buddha when he died?



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It is believed that the Buddha died at 80 yrs old by eating rotten food offered to him in charity.

Lord Buddha's death was not due to the last meal he had a special delicacy, namely Sukaramaddava, literally translated as "soft pork", which had been prepared by his generous host, Cunda Kammaraputta but he died to Mesenteric infarction which is a disease commonly found among elderly people, caused by the obstruction of the main artery that supplies the middle section of the bowel-the small intestine-with blood.