Oldest Person on Twitter, 104, Passes Away

Ivy Bean, the world’s oldest person on Twitter, has died at the age of 104. Pat, the manager of the Hillside Manor residential home where Bean started tweeting about a year ago, announced the bad news on Wednesday to the centenarian’s over 56,000 followers on Twitter.

Bean, who also had a Facebook account, entertained her followers with stories about life in a care home, her friendship with singer Peter Andre, as well as discussions about several “Deal or No Deal” episodes. Bean also never failed to update her followers about the amount of fish and chips she consumed in a day. Fish and chips was her favorite dish. Bean developed a friendship with Andre through the micro blogging site, with the singer even visiting her twice.

The tweets stopped coming last month, when Pat revealed that Bean was ill. Pat kept Bean’s followers updated about her condition over the past weeks, with the manor manager even suggesting that Ivy might begin tweeting again after being released from a hospital and returned to the care home. However, the return of the 104-year-old to Twitter would never happen. Pat tweeted on Wednesday what had seemed inevitable in the past days. “Ivy passed away peacefully at 12.08 this morning…I’m sorry it took me so long to tell you but it was a very difficult thing to do.”