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“Joe Died of a Broken Heart”: Husband of Teacher Slain in Uvalde Dies of Heart Attack

HeadlineMay 27, 2022

The husband of a fourth grade teacher killed in Tuesday’s massacre died Thursday of a heart attack. Fifty-year-old Joe Garcia had just returned home from dropping off flowers at a memorial for his wife, Irma Garcia, when he collapsed. Garcia’s cousin wrote, “I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart.” Joe and Irma Garcia were high school sweethearts who had been married for a quarter-century; they leave behind four children.

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