Oldest survivor of 'Titanic' dies

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The oldest survivor of the Titanic disaster, Edith Haisman (left), has died aged 100. Only five survivors of the disaster now remain - all of them well into their 80s and 90s. Mrs Haisman was 15 when she made the fateful crossing with her family, who were hoping to make a new life in Seattle.

Her father, Thomas Brown, perished with 1,522 others on 14 April 1912 when the liner hit an iceberg. Along with her mother, Elizabeth, Mrs Haisman was one of the few who found space on a lifeboat. Throughout her life, Mrs Haisman was haunted by the memory. She said last year: "It was a long time ago that it happened, but you do not forget it. I had it for years on my mind. It never goes away." She also remembered that her father had a presentiment that something awful would occur.

She last saw her father standing on deck, with a glass of brandy in one hand and a cigar in the other. He waved and said: "I will see you in New York."

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