Ivy-Bean-Obituary

Ivy Bean

Obituary

LONDON (AP) - Ivy Bean, who became an online celebrity as the oldest known user of micro-blogging site Twitter, has died at the age of 104.

Pat Wright, manager of the care home where she lived in Bradford, northern England, says Bean died peacefully early Wednesday.

Wright said Bean "grabbed new technology. She would try anything."

Bean joined Twitter in 2008 and amassed more than 56,000 followers. They included Sarah Brown, wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who tweeted Wednesday: "Sad to hear the news of Ivy Bean's passing. A great spirit and sense of humor; highly respected senior ambassador for Twitter."

Bean's last tweet was July 6. It read, "going to have my lunch now will be back later."

Wright said Bean is survived by a daughter.


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As a 'Bean descendant' whose family also originated in Delaware Cnty OH, I always wonder 'if or how' I may be connected. Ivy seems to have been a wonderful person and I wish I had known her & enjoyed her stories. R.I.P. Ms Bean.

Any passing of a Bean is sorrowful!
RIP
Steve and Barbara Bean
Michigan, US

TWITTER SHAWTYY : )

Sorry to read that"Ms. Ivy Bean"104 years, has fallen asleep in death.What special mightiness Psalm:90:10,May the many fond memories of her bring comfort and joy to you all. May the love of God comfort and sustain you now and in days ahead.

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Ivy Bean. It is amazing that someone at her age loved technology to want to be a tweeter. May God, the Father of tender mercies and of all comfort, ease the pain during this time.

my name is william bean i lived in rockford il 1958 to 1968 are you any kin

I get the feeling she was young-at-heart and a sweet person. Rest in Peace Miss Ivy.

SOUNDS LIKE DEAR IVY REALLY "LIVED" HER LONG YEARS TO THE FULLEST!! WE SHOULD ALL BE SO BLESSED! CONDOLENCES TO HER DAUGHTER..... MARLENE (ASHLAND, KY)