"World's Oldest Rebel" Harry Leslie Smith Dies Aged 95

The Second World War veteran and author was an outspoken advocate for the poor until the end.

In his later years, Harry Leslie Smith became a prolific Twitter user, lending his support to Britain's National Health Service and the preservation of social democracy.

Last week, his family announced that he had become gravely ill before a trip to the UK and had been using his Twitter account to keep the world updated on his condition.

On Wednesday evening, Harry's son tweeted, "At 3:39 this morning, my dad Harry Leslie Smith died. I am an orphan. #istandwithharry"

The tributes for Harry have already begun to flow in, with many, including actor Hugh Grant, sharing stories of what Harry's legacy means to them.