Oldest Conjoined Twins Ronnie and Donnie Die at 68

Janefrances Chinwe Iwuchukwu

Two oldest ever conjoined twins, Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon have died at the age of 68 after years of surviving all odds.

According to Daily Star UK, the oldest ever conjoined twins, Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon, have died at the age of 68 at a hospital in Dayton. The death of the twins was confirmed by their brother, Jim. It should be noted that the twins lived with their brother and his wife, Mary, in Beavercreek for 10 years.

Another thing worthy of note is that in 2010, 200 volunteers helped build an extension onto Jim’s home so the twins can live in relative comfort.

Ronnie and Donnie had to vacate their brother’s place when they had arthritis and it became uncomfortable to keep living there. “I am grateful to the community for what they did to help Ronnie and Donnie move into their house. This allowed them to live with their family for the last 10 years,” Jim said. Conjoined at the abdomen, the twins outlived Chang and Eng Bunker, the reportedly first known conjoined twins in the world. They also surpassed the oldest living conjoined twins, Giacomo and Giovanni Battista Tocci in 2020.

May their souls rest in peace.

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