Dear John, you’re dead

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Karen Rock­ett

A GRANDAD got a let­ter say­ing he had died, sent by a bungling in­sur­ance firm.

Phoenix Life wrote to John Wil­son’s ex- wife Doreen, who he di­vorced in 2000, to “up­date our record and pro­ceed”.

Mr Wil­son, 83, of Abergele, Conwy, who opened the note, said: “I’m fully alive. I want to know why this hap­pened.”

A spokesman for the life in­surer ad­mit­ted the blun­der and said the firm would send him com­pen­sa­tion.

“We are sorry for the up­set this caused,” he said.

LIVID: Grandad John, 87

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