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Couple dies hours apart from each other after 77 years of marriage

By Mason White 12:56 PM September 11, 2016
The elderly couple 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman shared a photo of her grandparents holding hands just hours before they died.

User RealLiveGirl of California, posted the photo to social media, where it touched the hearts of millions of people.

In the caption, she wrote that her grandmother was 96 years old and her grandfather was 100 years old at the time of their deaths.

The couple held hands as they lied in bed hours before they died peacefully in their sleep.

“I know they are my grandparents. However, this picture is seriously the saddest and cutest thing I’ve ever seen,” RealLiveGirl wrote about the photo.

The granddaughter did not disclose if the couple, who was married for 77 years, did something to end their lives together.

Some countries have legalized voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide so people with different medical issues can choose to end their lives with their loved ones beside them.