Husband and Wife, Married 62 Years, Die Hours Apart

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Till death do us part.

It's a phrase all married couple utter upon exchanging vows; but, as these 13 celebrities can attest to, it's not one often taken seriously by those involved.

Try telling that to Don and Maxine Simpson, however.

The Bakersfield, California couple was married for 62 years when Maxine was diagnosed with cancer. A short time later, Don’s health started to decline after he broke his hip.

Melissa Sloan, the Simpsons’ granddaughter, told local news affiliate KERO that she moved the couple into her spare bedroom and watched as they held hands in their final hours.

When Maxine passed away, "I walked them out with her body," Sloan says, explaining:

"[I] walked back in to check on grandpa and he quit breathing as soon as her body left the room. He left with her, and they passed four hours apart from each other."

Don and Maxine met in a bowling alley and experienced a "true love story" over the years, Sloan says of her grandparents.

That's for sure. May they rest in peace. Together.

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