Couple married for 71 years die on the same day 12 hours apart
A 94-year-old man, Herbert Delaigle and his 88-year
old wife, Frances, have reportedly passed away on the same day. The
couple, who have been married for 71 years, was said to have died hours
apart. Herbert and Frances passed away on Friday, July 12. Herbert had
died in the morning, and his wife died just 12 hours after. According to
Metro UK, the couple's love story began at a cafe in Waynesboro, where
they met. Herbery was 22 years old and Frances was 16 years old at the
The 16-year-old Frances was working at the cafe when she met her future husband. In an interview in 2018, Herbert had told WRDW, that he worked up the courage to ask her out after seeing her at the cafe a few times. He said: "I kept seeing her going in and out, in and out and I had my eyes set on her. And then I finally got up the nerve to ask her if she would go out with me sometime. Herbert asked for her hand in marriage a year later. He said: "I asked her will she have me as her husband and she said of course." The couple's family released a statement, saying their love story is an amazing one. "It’s amazing how they were together for 71 years and now they are together in Heaven. what an amazing love story that is.
to a psychiatrist, Matthew Lorbor, in cases where one spouse dies after
the death of a partner, it is usually due to broken heart syndrome.
Lorbor said: "Broken heart syndrome, which is, in fact, a real thing. It
is when someone finds out some shocking news, typically terrible news.
There’s a massive release of these stress hormones that are released
into the bloodstream, and the heart is then bombarded with these stress