A war veteran who escaped from his car home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France has died.
Bernard Jordan - dubbed the Great Escaper after his cross-Channel adventure last year - died peacefully in hospital, aged 90.
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.
His disappearance sparked a police search last June 5 and his whereabouts were uncovered only when a younger veteran phoned later that night to say he had met Mr Jordan and he was safe.
He was later inundated with more than 2,500 birthday cards from around the world following his adventure to Normandy.
IT was the story that knocked the speeches of world leaders and royalty off the front pages this weekend: the Second World War veteran who refused to miss the D-Day commemorations and staged a "great escape" from his care home to join his compatriots on the beaches of Normandy.