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Last Titanic Survivor Dies at 96

Sad news: The last survivor of the Titanic died Sunday at the age of 97. Millvina Dean was two months old when she escaped the sinking ship on a lifeboat—leaving behind her father, who went down with the boat. The Deans were third-class passengers, en route to America to look for work after the coal strike in England. Dean worked as a secretary until she retired and lived in a nursing home not far from where the ship set sail. But after she retired, Dean couldn’t afford the cost of living, and—though she never saw Titanic herself—only a month ago Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and director James Cameron donated £20,000 to the Millvina Fund to pay for her nursing home fees.