LONDON - 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, said Bean died peacefully yesterday.

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.

- AP

Latest Videos

Newsday LogoSUBSCRIBEUnlimited Digital AccessOnly 25¢for 5 months