Dobre Dobrev, Bulgarian hermit

The website Balkan Insight features an article on a hermit who raised money for church projects and achieved enormous popularity.

Bulgaria is grieving over the death of the urban legend, hermit and church benefactor Dobre Dobrev, who passed away on Tuesday at the amazing age of 103. … Born in 1914 in the village of Bailovo, 43 kilometers east of Sofia, he was famous for his ascetic lifestyle, long white beard and stooping figure.