Family members say a couple married for more than six decades died 12 hours apart in central Pennsylvania over the weekend.
Richard Trimmer, 81, had been hospitalized after a fall when his children told him Sunday that his wife of 61 years, Nancy, had died in her sleep. Richard Trimmer was dead a few hours later, succumbing to lung cancer.
Source: Fox News
While sad, the couple was not only elderly and in poor health but this could be chalked up to coincidence. Also, of note is this news: Heart Attack Risks Soar for Grieving Loved Ones
So perhaps the rush of chemicals prompted by the bad news was enough to cause a very ill Mr. Trimmer to pass away. A poignant, but still sad, ending.