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Father of 4 dies suddenly just 3 weeks after canceling his life insurance

By Mason White 12:14 PM March 5, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A family is in shock after the death of their father and husband, who died suddenly.

John Perricone, 29, of Chicago, Illinois, worked hard and struggled to make ends meet.

He was very happy when his parents gave him money so he and his family can join other family members on a cruise. Perricone, 29, and his family, enjoyed a vacation to Mexico last month, when he began having trouble breathing.

Perricone visited the ship’s doctor after feeling ill, but the father of four young children began to convulse before dying suddenly.

Now, the family of the 29 year old, who worked at Home Depot, are waiting to hear what caused his sudden death during the cruise with his wife and four children.

Perricone, who was studying for an accounting degree at night school, was the sole breadwinner of the family as his wife Brittany, cared for his children, all under seven years old.

Sadly, while the family was struggling to pay bills, Perricone had canceled their life insurance, believing that there was little that could go wrong while he was only 29-years-old. Only three weeks later, he was gone, leaving his family to depend on donations from good Samaritans.