Family members of a slain teacher in Uvalde, Texas, say Joe Garcia died Thursday, two days after his wife Irma Garcia was killed when a gunman entered Robb Elementary School and opened fire.
A nephew posted on Twitter that Garcia “passed away due to grief,” and other sources say he died of a heart attack. The two were high school sweethearts.
On another GoFundMe page set up by Garcia’s family, Irma Garcia’s cousin, Debra Austin wrote, “I am equally devasted [sic] 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 30 years was too much to bear.”