World’s Oldest Conjoined Twins Lori and George Schappell Dead at 62


The siblings also appeared on several documentaries and on episodes of The Howard Stern Show and The Jerry Springer Show in the ’90s and early aughts.

In 2007, the Schappells became the world’s first same-sex conjoined twins to identify as different genders, with George coming out as transgender, Guiness World Records said.

Throughout their lives, the twins maintained that they were neither limited nor defined by their conjoined status. 

“Normal is whatever you make of it, but we’re very happy,” Lori told the Los Angeles Times. “It all comes down to compromise. If more people in life did that, the world would be a better place.”

To get to know another set of conjoined twins who have been in the spotlight, read on:


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