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

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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

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