Couple dies from coronavirus 6 minutes apart while holding hands

A couple married for 50 years died from the coronavirus just minutes apart while holding hands in a Mississippi hospital. (Riemann Family Funeral Homes)

A couple married for 50 years both died from coronavirus, 6 minutes apart from one another, while holding hands.

The Mississippi couple contracted coronavirus on a recent cruise trip, Sun Herald reports.

Once returning home, Jerry Williamson and his wife, Frances, quickly succumbed to the virus, their pastor Rick Clark said during a streaming funeral service.

According to TODAY, Frances was put on a ventilator first, before her husband grew sick.

The Williamsons, both 72-years-old, died on April 1 while holding hands at a hospital in Mississippi.

“They lived their life together and they entered into the next life together,” Clark said.

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