Parents die within 24 hours of each other leaving six children as orphans

Toby and Jennifer Norsworthy with their children 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A family is devastated over the loss of both of their parents in a short time.

The couple died within 24 hours of each other, leaving six children as orphans.

The family’s heartbreaking and unexpected loss came after their mother, 40-year-old Jennifer Norsworthy, died of a blood clot.

The family said that she had a history of blood clots. Her latest blood clot formed while she was asleep. She was rushed to the Madison Hospital in Alabama, where she was pronounced dead.

Friends and relatives believe that her husband, Toby Norsworthy, 38, was so pained and traumatized by his wife’s death, that it may have caused his heart attack.

He was rushed to the same hospital, where he too was pronounced dead about 24 hours later.

The couple's six children, ranging in age from 6 to 20, are being cared for by family members.