Last Titanic survivor dies at 97

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When the Titanic sank in 1912, it killed 1500 passengers when it hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. Fortunately for Millvina Dean, she and her mother survived.

Reports say that she died recently at the age of 97.

Elizabeth Gladys Dean, known to her friends as Millvina, was the youngest passenger of the infamous luxury liner. She was only nine weeks old when she and her family boarded the Titanic in Southampton and headed for the US where her father was hoping to have a new life. When tragedy struck the ill-fated liner, she was bundled up in a sack and carried to safety. Her mother and brother made it but his father was one of those who died.

In 1997, she was invited to complete their journey to the US. She agreed to do so but refused an invitation to see the premiere of 'Titanic' because it would be too upsetting.

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