A North Carolina couple passed away moments apart from the coronavirus as they held on to each other’s hand.
Johnny Lee Peoples, 67, and his wife Cathy Darlene Peoples, 65, both died from the virus after a month-long battle with the infection on Sept. 2 at a Salsbury hospital, People reported.
As their time came to an end, the staff at the Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center moved the couple into the same room so they could comfort each other with one last goodbye, their son, Shane Peoples, told WBTV.
“Everything just went south, everything just got worse,” he said. “The next day they put them in the same room, same ICU room, they put their hands together, the nurses gathered around and they passed within four minutes of each other.”
The couple had been together for 50 years and married for 48. Shane is now left to grapple with the loss of both parents at once. Their