According to a new report from DailyMail:
The husband of one of the teachers murdered in Tuesday’s school shooting has died of a heart attack.
Irma Garcia, 46, was one of two teachers slaughtered by the gunman on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas.
On Thursday, her grief-stricken husband Joe died of a heart attack.
A GoFundMe page set up by the family says he died ‘of a broken heart’.
‘I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear,’ Irma’s cousin Debra Austin said.
The couple’s nephew tweeted that he had died of ‘grief’.
‘Please pray for our family. God have mercy on us,’ he said.
The pair were married for 24 years and had four children. It’s unclear how old the children are.
The GoFundMe reads:
Hi, my name is Debra Austin, Irma Garcia was my cousin and one of the teachers killed at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas(5/24/2022). Irma was a wife, a mother of 4, a cousin, a sister a daughter, an aunt and a wonderful person. She would literally do anything for anybody……no questions asked. She loved her classroom kids and died trying to protect them. Please donate anything you can to help her family. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Garcia family for various expenses. Thank you and God bless.
I am equally devasted to report Irma’s husband Joe has tragically passed away this morning(5/26/2022) as a result of a medical emergency. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 25 years was too much to bear.
I would like to add a note for the people questioning the legitimacy of John Martinez’s GoFundMe page. It is/was 100% LEGIT. This young man was trying to do something for his Tia(Aunt) and her children. Shame on those who accused him of being a fraud. He is a great young man trying to help his family.