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They were married 52 years and died 45 minutes apart


They got married in 1970 and lived in a nursing home. She died there and he died in a hospital where he had been transferred due to his worsening health.

Two elderly Spaniards died

less than an hour apart

in two different places after having lived in marriage for

more than half a century.

Cándida Cuervo González and José Antonio García Llana, from the city of Oviedo,

were married in 1970

and were together for 52 years until death separated them this Sunday, reports


Cándida, 89, died at the Ovida residence, and

45 minutes later

her 86-year-old husband's heart stopped beating at the Central University Hospital of Asturias, local media reported.

They got married in 1970 and lived in a nursing home (La Nueva España).

"They were always very loved by their neighbors, they held them in very high esteem," said María Jesús, one of the couple's nephews, who

had no children


José Antonio, who was called Pepe, was a


, while Cándida was in charge of housework, indicates


They were saddened when they were taken out of their house

The elderly couple spent their last weeks

in a nursing home

, where they were admitted when their health began to deteriorate and they both required special assistance.

Cándida's condition worsened last Friday, and Pepe began to feel bad over the weekend and was transferred to the emergency department of the University Hospital.

The couple's health worsened, and

both died on Sunday.

José and Cándida died 45 minutes apart (España Diario).

"When we called to report the death, the first thing they asked us was if it had been an accident, but in reality it was a curious and even romantic coincidence," said the couple's niece, commenting on their almost simultaneous death, says


Family and friends said goodbye to Cándida and Pepe this Monday in the church of San Esteban de Sograndio,

where they were married

52 years ago.

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Source: clarin

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