Good News: Couple Married for 62 Years Die on Same Day, Holding Hands

Don and Maxine Simpson of Bakersfield met while bowling – he was a civil engineer from North Dakota, she was a local gal – and the pair married a few years later. Over the course of their decades together, they adopted two sons and were involved with local organizations and loved to travel. Their family says that, over the years, the couple remained inseparable. When both Don and Maxine’s health began to decline, their granddaughter’s chose to move their beds into the same room of the family’s home, keeping them side-by-side. The couple spent their final weeks together holding hands, looking at old family photos. Their family suspected the pair might die together, a phenomenon backed up by recent scientific research that has found that a person really can die of a broken heart. The family turned out to be correct, as the Simpsons eventually died on the same day. Maxine was the first to go, passing away as she held Don’s hand. Click here for more on this couple’s beautiful love story!