Doris Hobday and her twin sister Lilian Cox, known as the Tipton Twins, were  after testing positive earlier this month.

Her family said Mrs Hobday had died on 5 January, adding they were “totally heartbroken to lose Doris in this way”.

Mrs Cox has since been discharged from hospital and is continuing to recover, the family said. The siblings were among the UK’s oldest living twins.

“We are so grateful for all the special memories we have created and got to share with you all,” the family said in a statement.
The twins, from Tipton, West Midlands, became popular figures online with their positive outlook on life and sense of humour.

They appeared on BBC Breakfast, ITV’s Good Morning Britain and This Morning, charming presenters with jokes about wearing their drawers inside out and their love for actor Jason Statham
Lilian and Doris said they did everything together. They lived in the same street after getting married, worked together at an ale-making factory in Birmingham and more recently lived next to one another at sheltered accommodation in Tipton.

Speaking to the BBC on their 95th birthday, Lilian revealed her sister’s secret to a long life was “no sex and plenty of Guinness” – her own being simply “lemonade”.


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