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Doris Hobday was one of Britain’s oldest twins who reportedly died from complications of the coronavirus two days before a letter offering the Covid-19 vaccine arrived at his door. Hobday was described as a ‘ray of sunshine,’ this morning after news of her death was announced on Good Morning Britain – where she shot to fame beside her twin sister Lil Cox after saying the secret to their old age was ‘plenty of sex’.

Today her family has revealed Doris died after a two-week battle with Covid-19, with a letter offering her a jab arriving at her home in Tipton, West Midlands, just two days after she died.

Doris Hobday Age

Doris Hobday was 96 years old at the time of death.

Doris Hobday passes away before the vaccine arrival

In a statement, the family said: ‘Doris Hobday was only a few weeks away from being safe, with her vaccine letter arriving two days after her death. If you are offered the vaccine, please take it, do not refuse it. Doris did not get this choice.’

They added: ‘We are aware they’re both 96-years-old and we’ve been so lucky to have them in our lives for such a long time. But they were both still going strong before this virus got them and both were determined to live until 100.

‘They had so much to live for, it’s just so cruel that Covid has stopped Doris like this. Our thoughts go out to all the families who have experienced a loss through Covid and we urge people to take this seriously.’

Twin sister Lil is ‘battling hard,’ after contracting the virus, and was pictured on GMB reading a copy of Piers Morgan’s book ‘Wake Up’.

The presenter paid tribute today, saying: ‘It’s a very sad day for her family and also particularly for Lil and also for all of us here at Good Morning Britain because they brought such a ray of sunshine to our lives during the first wave of this pandemic with their affections humour, great laugh and cheekiness.’

What we know so far about Doris Hobday: husband, kids, family

Describing the family’s tribute as ‘incredibly moving,’ Susanna Reid added: ‘Doris Hobday passed away on Tuesday the 5th of January. She will be laid to rest with her husband who she lost 11 years ago.

‘They were married for 65 years and her funeral is taking place on Monday the 15th of February.’

The family have asked for donations, instead of flowers, to The Beacon Centre for the Blind, setting up a fundraising page for the public.

The duo had previously been guests on This Morning, where they discussed becoming social media sensations after joining Facebook in 2019 and amassing 20,000 viewers, and left the nation laughing when they admitted they sometimes wear their drawers inside out.

They made a second appearance on This Morning in September and had viewers in stitches when Lil declared she’d turned down a proposal because she wants ‘an old man, about 98, with about six months to live and a big fat chequebook’.

The twins announced they had tested positive on Facebook earlier this month.

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