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Peter Oakley
Born20 August 1927
Died23 March 2014 (aged 86)
Cause of deathLung cancer
Years active2006–2014
Known forVlogging, autobiography

Peter Oakley (20 August 1927 – 23 March 2014) was a British internet blogger. He was better known by his pseudonym geriatric1927 on the popular video sharing website YouTube.[1]

Early life

Oakley was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

YouTube status

By mid-2006, Oakley was the most subscribed user on YouTube. His rise to the #1 position took place in just over a week. Oakley had 30,000 subscribers as of 25 November 2006 and over 53,000 subscribers as of 24 May 2010.

He ranks as the 52nd most subscribed all time in the United Kingdom, and is the 19th most subscribed "Director" of all time in the United Kingdom.

As of June 2012, Oakley has over 350 videos on YouTube under his channel geriatric1927.


Oakley was later diagnosed with cancer which was too far advanced for treatment and he was not expected to live. He posted his final video on February 12, 2014. He died in Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, aged 86.[2]


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