Dad, 71, with coronavirus symptoms dies the day after his wife, 71, died of suspected heart attack

A LOVING husband battling coronavirus symptoms died just a day after his wife passed away from a suspected heart attack.

Ann and David Morrison were preparing to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this year when tragedy struck, their devastated son revealed.

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Ann, 71, died at home after David was taken into hospital after he started showing symptoms of the deadly infection.

After learning his wife had died, 71-year-old , David then passed away at  Sunderland Royal Hospital the next day.

Their son, Paul Morrison, 46, told the Chronicle Live: “They have been together for 50 years, they did everything together.

“They were going to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and were planning something nice.

Paul, who lives in County Durham, had to break news of the double tragedy to family and friends.

He said: “It was horrible because I had to ring everyone once to tell them about mum and then had to tell them all about my dad.

“My dad went into hospital last Friday after showing symptoms and it got confirmed he had the virus. I was phoning to speak to both of them on the phone.

“I was at home working and just stopped, I got this horrible feeling and just had to ring mum and I could not get her hold of her.”


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He then went to his parent's home but when he couldn't gain access he called the police who managed to get inside.

Paul believes his mum suffered a heart attack as she was so worried about the welfare of his dad.

He said: “They lived life to the fullest. They travelled to Australia, Dubai and Singapore. They lived life their way."

Paul has now donated their bedding to a person who makes special bags for nurses to put their uniforms in.


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