Reg Dean's son said he had always believed an "elixir" given to him in India may have played a hand in his longevity.
A friend of my father's said he would like to give him an elixir to drink, which he said would mean he would suffer no illness until he was over 100.
It was foul-tasting, but of course he never thought not to drink it - he just did.
The only real illness my father then had was the infection last year, which left him bed-ridden and which eventually got him.
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Marjorie and Michael Cawdery, both 83, are understood to have been stabbed to death in a killing their family called "incomprehensible".
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the shooting in Brent, north west London on Friday night.
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