Last Titanic survivor Millvina Dean dies at 97

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-me-millvina-dean1-2009jun01,0,907355.story
     
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    Thanks for posting that story. I had read it when it broke and read an earlier story - in April, I think - which described how she had to sell some of her Titanic souvenirs in order to be able to keep up payment for her nursing home care costs. Apparently, the stars of the movie Titanic, when they learned of this, chipped in with a small contribution towards her costs.

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks for the story!

    I don't keep up with the news of late, too depressing. So I had no idea. Honestly I didn't realize there were any survivors left.

    I enjoyed reading the article, thanks! :)
     
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    I kept an eye (Googley speaking) on the last survivors for a few years now... I knew she was old.

    I thought it was nice that DiCaprio and Winslet stepped up to help pay her nursing bills. It's a pity there's so little that can be done when you're that age.

    RIP :(
     

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