Britain’s Oldest Twitter User Dies Aged 104


Britain’s oldest Twitter user Ivy Bean, who regulary updated her 56,000 followers, has died aged 104.

Ivy Bean at her carehome in Bradford

Ivy Bean tried to tweet to her followers at least once a day

The great-grandmother passed away at her care home in Barkerend, Bradford, where she had lived for three years.

Ivy was an active user of Twitter and had also been on Facebook for the past two years, gathering a star-studded fan base.

Among her followers was singer Peter Andre who she met last year and later starred on his television show.

A picture of the Australian singer kissing Ivy’s forehead is the profile picture on her Facebook and Twitter pages.

She was also followed by Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher and presenter Chris Evans.

The announcement of her death was made by care home manager Pat Wright, who had been keeping Ivy’s followers updated after she was taken ill with jaundice.

Peter Andre and Ivy Bean

Ivy meets singer Peter Andre

“Ivy passed away peacefully at 12.08 this morning,” she tweeted.

“I’m sorry it took me so long to tell you but it was a very difficult thing to do.”

Hundreds of tributes have poured in for Ivy on Twitter and Facebook, where a page entitled RIP Ivy Bean has been set up.

Fans have called her an “amazing woman” who was an “inspiration”.

They commended her “humour, spirit and love of adventure”.

Ivy tried to tweet at least once a day and her Friday “fish and chip” tweets became legendary among her followers.

“I always enjoy fish and chips they are my favourite hope you all have a good day its dinner time soon,” read one of her tweets.

She had recently tweeted a picture of her new great-granddaughter.

Ivy also posted the video of her meeting Peter Andre, which featured on his ITV2 reality show.

She is cited as being his oldest fan.

At the time, she tweeted: “I have been to meet my friend peter it has made me feel a lot better now and looking forward to my tweets.”

(Sky News)

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