Titanic Society says last survivor dies at 97

The Titanic International Society says Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, has died.
The society’s president, Charles Haas, tells The Associated Press that Dean died Sunday at age 97. He said she was suffering from pneumonia and her companion, Bruno Nordmanis, had called the Swiss branch of the society to say she had passed away.

Dean was just over two months old when the Titanic hit an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912, sinking less than three hours later.


It is certainly the end of an era.

The radio report I heard said that her father died in the sinking and another report said that his body, if recovered, was never identified.

Think the sinking should always remind us that we cannot know everything - eg that ships can be insinkable or airships inflammable.

Rest in peace, Millvina.

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