Sunday, May 31, 2009

Titanic sank for the last time

The last survivor of the Titanic died on Sunday aged 97.
Millvina Dean was 9 weeks old (top picture) when the boat went down. Her mother and 2 year old brother survived. Her father was not so lucky and went down witht the ship.
Actors Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, who appeared in the 1998 movie Titanic, contributed towards her care costs, along with the film's director James Cameron, by donating to the Millvina Fund which was set up by her friends.

Elizabeth Gladys Dean, better known as Millvina, was the Titanic's youngest passenger, born on 2 February 1912.

Another baby on board, Barbara Joyce West, was nearly 11 months old when the liner sank. She also survived.

Barbara Joyce Dainton, as she became when she married, died in October 2007, leaving Miss Dean the last Titanic survivor.
Rest in Peace Millvina xx

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