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Greece’s oldest Facebook user dies at age 105

The oldest Greek to be registered on the social networking website Facebook, died on Thursday at the age of 105, his family wrote on his personal Facebook page on Sunday.

Leonidas Panoutsopoulos, a former cobbler, had amassed thousands of friends on the popular site after making the news as the oldest Facebook user in Greece.

His family, which had been managing his page for him in the past few months as he had become too frail to do so himself, posted a message thanking all his Facebook friends for their posts of support.

“The joy you gave him with your love will accompany him on his long journey,” the family wrote.

Born in Kalavryta in the northern Peloponnese on May 1, 1908, Panoutsopoulos had four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who helped him run his Facebook profile and tell him what his “friends” were up to.