A war veteran who absconded from his care home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France has died aged 90.
Bernard Jordan – dubbed the Great Escaper after his cross-Channel adventure last year – died peacefully in hospital.
His death was announced in a statement by Gracewell Healthcare, which runs The Pines care home in Hove, East Sussex, where Mr Jordan, known as Bernie, lived.
Mr Jordan hit headlines globally when he disappeared from the care home to embark on a trip to the D-Day anniversary events in Normandy wearing his war medals under his grey mac.
I’ll raise a pint to Mr. Jordan tonight.
Rest in Peace. You’ve earned it.