An elderly couple who were married for 71 years have died just four minutes apart from each other.
Vera Russell and her husband Wilf were not together when they died as they were both being cared for in separate institutions just three miles away from each other.
Mr Russell, who had been living in a care home in Wigston, near Leicester, died at 6:50am on Wednesday, the Leicester Mercury reported. He was 93-years-old. 
His granddaughter, Stephanie Welch, said her 91-year-old grandmother died at 6:54am at Leicester Royal Infirmary before she had been told of her husband’s death.
“I think she was waiting for him to go,” she told the newspaper. “She was broken hearted.”
Mr Russell had been moved into the care home a few months ago after being diagnosed with dementia a year ago. He didn’t recognise his wife Vera on a recent trip she made to see him, and her health began to …