Doris Hobday Wiki – Doris Hobday Bio
Doris Hobday, An identical twin has died after contracting coronavirus. Hobday and her twin sister Lilian Cox, known as the Tipton Twins, were admitted to hospital 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.
She was 96 years old.
Doris Hobday Dies
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.
Hobday, one of Britain’s oldest identical twins, has died from coronavirus.
The 96-year-old and her sister Lillian Cox, who delighted viewers with a series of hilarious TV appearances, both contracted COVID-19 earlier this month.
Sad to hear the news about the death of Doris Hobday.
She & identical twin, Lil, were brilliant guests on BBC Breakfast last year – so full of life at 96.
They both had coronavirus… Lil is now recovering at home.
My thoughts are with her & the rest of the family. pic.twitter.com/Arm1uBpc5x
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) January 20, 2021
The duo, dubbed the Tipton Twins, made headlines last year when they had Piers and co-host and Susanna Reid in stitches during their appearance on Good Morning Britain when they revealed the secret to a long life was “plenty of sex”.
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”.
“Doris will be laid to rest with her husband who she lost 11 years ago after 65 years of a happy marriage,” her family said.
The family said Mrs Cox had only been told of her sister’s death on Monday, “once she was strong enough to take the news”.
“She is now being comforted by family and staying with her daughter Vivien while she fully regains her strength.”
“Both were determined to live until 100, they had so much to look forward to,” their family said. “It’s just so cruel that Covid has stopped Doris like this.”