|Born||20 August 1927|
|Died||23 March 2014 (aged 86)|
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Known for||Vlogging, autobiography|
Early life[change | change source]
YouTube status[change | change source]
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.
Death[change | change source]
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.
References[change | change source]
- What to watch on the web: Video Blogs, BBC News, 27 November 2006 . Retrieved 29 December 2006.
- "'Internet Grandad' Peter Oakley passes away aged 86 - ITV News". Itv.com. Retrieved 2014-03-25.