Couple of 53 years die of COVID-19 within an hour of each other

Couple of 53 years die of COVID-19 within an hour of each other

- A couple who were married for 53 years have lost the battle to the deadly coronavirus

- 80-year-old Betty and 79-year-old Curtis died within an hour of each other at a Texas hospital

- The couple, who attended the same school in Illinois, began their love story in California as adults

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A couple who were married for 53 years have died of COVID-19 within an hour of each other, spending their last moments together holding hands.

The disclosure was made by their son who told CNN that Betty and Curtis Tarpley met in school and fell in love with each other.

The couple, who had two kids, went to the same high school in Illinois and began their love story in California as adults till they breathed their last as a result of COVID-19.

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When their conditions were deteriorating at a Texas hospital, a nurse arranged for them to be together.

Betty died at the age of 80 about 20 minutes after they were reunited and her 79-year-old husband died about 45 minutes later.

After 53 years of marriage, this couple died from coronavirus within an hour of each other

The couple, who attended the same school in Illinois, began their love story in California as adults. Photo credit: Tim Tarpley/Instagram
Source: UGC

ICU nurse Blake Throne said: "It felt like the right thing to do was to get them together."

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Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian couple based in the United Kingdom (UK), James Oniah and Mary, died just 10 days apart after contracting coronavirus in the foreign land.

James, a retired radiologist (79 years old) died on Friday, April 24, while his wife passed on Monday, May 4.

Dr Oniah, who hailed from Onitsha, studied at the University of Sussex, and Mary was her husbands' care home director.

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One of their three children identified as Okey described the deceased as wonderful parents.

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Tricia Hurt, her husband Brian and son Brady were boating on Marsh-Miller Lake in Wisconsin, when they saw that the animal needed help.

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