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How old was the Buddha when he died?

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06/11/2012

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.