Reg Dean from Tunstall in Staffordshire has died aged 110 years and 63 days.
Speaking in 2011 he told ITV Central that there are three questions everyone should ask themselves.
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?
He admitted, however, to not knowing the answers.
He was an army chaplain in Burma and was shot at by the Japanese.
He was born in 1902 and has lived through five monarchs. The Wright brothers achieved the first manned flight just after his 1st birthday, and the Titanic sank when he was ten years old.
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