Heartbroken man who lost wife of 52 years dies 16 hours after her passing

Heartbroken man who lost wife of 52 years dies 16 hours after her passing

- Paul Worsley and Delma were married for 52 years and those were the best years of their lives

- The two wanted to spend eternity together but sadly, Delma died after a surgical rocedure

- Paul was left heartbroken and 16 hours later, he suffered a heart attack

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A man from New Zealand has passed away less than 24 hours after losing the love of his life.

Paul Worsley, who was 75 years old, suffered a heart attack barely a day after his 76-year-old wife breathed her last.

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Heartbroken man who lost wife of 52 years dies 16 hours after she passed on

Delma and Paul with their friends and family. Photo: Delma Worsley
Source: Facebook

Paul’s wife underwent surgery but sadly suffered complications which eventually led to her death, DailyMail reports.

"He always hoped they would be together forever and just like their vows said, “Till death do us part,” the heartbroken man followed his wife to the afterlife."

The deceased’s granddaughter told the New Zealand Herald Paul was glad his wife died before him because he never wanted to leave her alone and lonely if he ever passed away.

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Heartbroken man who lost wife of 52 years dies 16 hours after she passed on

Paul always wanted to be with his sweetheart every day of his life. Photo: Delma Worsley
Source: Facebook

“He was very happy that she went first because he just could not stand her being alone, so it was how he preferred it to play out,” Alexandra said.

Paul’s granddaughter further said his family had accepted his death as they knew he and his wife belonged together forever.

“It was hard but at least now we can grieve. They are together again,” she added.
Heartbroken man who lost wife of 52 years dies 16 hours after she passed on

Their love was one for the books. Photo: Delma Worsley
Source: UGC

In other news, Mercy Masika and her hubby David Muguro celebrated 12 years of marriage. The two penned sweet notes for each other on social media giving their fans hope that marriage works.

David referred to Mercy as his friend and pillar and described her as a wonderful mum. Mercy described her better half as an amazing man she was lucky to spend the rest of her life with.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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