- Ronnie and Donnie Gaylon, the two oldest living conjoined twins, have died at the age of 68
- When they were living with their brother, Jim, volunteers came to their aid and built them a comfortable extension
- The twins, however, had to leave their brother's home in Dayton when they came down with arthritis
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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.
In 2010, 200 volunteers helped build an extension onto Jim’s home so the twins could live in relative comfort.
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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.
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Meanwhile, Kanye West has announced that he is running for president in the upcoming US election slated for 3 November, 2020. The rapper announced his bid to succeed Donald Trump on Twitter on Saturday.
Ever since he made the announcement, people from across the world have shared their views on Kanye's move. Mzansi rapper AKA has also joined the list of people who support the All Of The Lights hitmaker.
AKA told a social media user who was criticising Kanye for treating the election as a "joke" to address Kanye as Dr West.
The star was given an honorary doctorate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015.
Briefly.co.za reported that AKA is also considering running for the presidency following the recent Constitutional Court's ruling.
The court ruled that individual candidates can now contest for the highest office in the land. The Constitutional Court on 11 June ruled that the Electoral Act was unconstitutional.
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