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RIP Bob Weighton.

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Fuck it. 

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Had he not had something like cancer he wouldve easily broken the record.

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22 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

RIP Bob Weighton.

From Cancer ? Was I the only one to not know that he was ill ?

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1 minute ago, Lafaucheuse said:

From Cancer ? Was I the only one to not know that he was ill ?

Don't think any of us did.

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RIP. Didn't expect him to go so soon.

 

 

Following Weighton's death:

 

- Joan Hocquard (born March 29, 1908) is the UK's oldest person, aged 112.

- Harry Fransman (born November 25, 1911) is the UK's oldest man, aged 108.

- Possible candidates for world's oldest man include Dumitru Comanescu (Romania, born November 8, 1908) and Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia (Spain, born February 8, 1909), both aged 111.

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On 24/05/2020 at 11:17, alt obits guy said:

An unverified claim if ever there was one.

 

Oba Samuel Afolabi, the Onilua of Ilua in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State and its oldest monarch, has died. It's being asserted he was 141.  It gets better.  According to the obit, he's BELIEVED to be the oldest king in Oyo State. But I guess they're not sure. :scratchhead:

  

https://www.voiceairmedia.com/2020/05/oyo-oldest-monarch-has-died.html

 

 

10 minutes ago, Lafaucheuse said:

From Cancer ? Was I the only one to not know that he was ill ?


He hadn't made it public by the sounds of it. He might not even have known - he seemed fairly chipper when certified only a little while back?

Some Romanian bloke takes the title.....

 

 

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Dumitru Comănescu, from Romania, is now the world’s oldest man, aged 111 years and 202 days.

 

 

 
Which I guess means were now at the point where Eastern European records are valid, opening up more possibilities. 

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Genuinely shocked. He seemed so fit for his age.

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Done Weighton. RIP Bob.

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No more Weighton around to die for him...

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1 hour ago, Drewsky1211 said:

- Possible candidates for world's oldest man include Dumitru Comanescu (Romania, born November 8, 1908) and Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia (Spain, born February 8, 1909), both aged 111.


I reckon, out of the two, the older one will get the title.

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Quite a leap from Bob to Harry. It takes a slight mental readjustment for an old f***** like me to realise that every single male that was alive on New years Day in 1911 is dead.

It seemed like only a few years ago we were talking about people born in the 1890's.

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3 minutes ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

Quite a leap from Bob to Harry. It takes a slight mental readjustment for an old f***** like me to realise that every single male that was alive on New years Day in 1911 is dead.

It seemed like only a few years ago we were talking about people born in the 1890's.

About the 1890s part though, that was at least 3 years ago

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20 minutes ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

Quite a leap from Bob to Harry. It takes a slight mental readjustment for an old f***** like me to realise that every single male that was alive on New years Day in 1911 is dead.

 It seemed like only a few years ago we were talking about people born in the 1890's.

 

Looks like Joan Eileen Hocquard will be Britain's oldest person if she gets her age validated.

 

108 year old (Harry) Henry Fransman is now Britains oldest man by the looks of it. But 39th oldest person.

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Oldest man in Scotland Jimmy Sinclair dead at 107.

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8 minutes ago, drol said:

Oldest man in Scotland Jimmy Sinclair dead at 107.


Was also the UK's 3rd oldest man.

Means there is now one British man born in 1911, and one born in 1912.

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RIP Bob Weighton. Didn’t get to reach his full potential.

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Just heard about the passing of Bob Weighton. RIP,  at least he lived a long remarkable life. 112 is a huge achievement!

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I assume many didnt expect him to die this fast. They even noted the cause of death, cancer. Usually nobody bothers with the cause of death for people older than 90, much less Supercentenarians.

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21 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

 

At least he actually looks like a super-centenarian unlikely sprightly Bob, although that probably means he'll live another few years. 

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On ‎25‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 14:40, The Watcher said:

Irene Triplett is 'only' 89 but is the oldest (& conversely youngest) person to still be receiving a pension from service in the American Civil War which ended 155 years ago! Her father who saw active service (& also reputedly saw Abraham Lincoln who was shot in 1865) was over 80 when she was born.

Irene Triplett is, how you say, no longer drawing that pension...or breath. By which I mean she's dead: https://www.wsj.com/articles/last-person-to-receive-a-civil-war-era-pension-dies-11591141193

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