Time for a generic “really old person” death. Alf Smith was the joint holder of the “oldest man in the UK” title, and the oldest man in Scotland, up until him deciding to die at the age of 111 and 128 days. He credited his longevity to “porridge and a sense of humour”, and upon buying a washing machine at the age of 100 opted for a 10-year warranty. So at least he got his money worth out of that. He was born on the same day that the first ever passenger flight was carried out, and this highlander’s death means there can only be one: Bob Weighton now reigns alone as Britian’s oldest man.