103-Year-Old Identical Twin Sisters Die Within Weeks Of Each Other

05/27/2015 03:23 pm ET | Updated May 28, 2015
Wales News Service

After living most of their lives together, Glenys Thomas and Florence Davies, reportedly the world's oldest twin sisters, passed away within weeks of each other. Thomas died on April 23, according to The Telegraph, and her heartbroken sister passed away less than a month later on May 20.

The pair were born in 1911 in Wales and lived to see more than a dozen prime ministers. For most of their lives, they were nearly inseparable, even sharing a room until one of them got married. In their final days, the sisters were living at the Abermill Care Home in Caerphilly, Wales in adjoining rooms.

"It was a huge privilege for all of us at Abermill to care for two such wonderful ladies," a spokesperson for the care home told ABC News. "They both made such a positive impact on the life at the home and will be hugely missed by all of us here and by their family and friends." The sisters were thought to be the oldest living twins in the UK and perhaps even the world, though Guinness World Records say the record for oldest female living twins has been unassigned since July 2014.

They are survived by a total of five children, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Relatives attributed the sisters' longevity to a simple life enjoyed within a tight-knit family and community. No doubt the ladies will be missed.

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