Malaysian couple die three hours apart after 66-years of marriage
Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (ANI): A Malaysian couple, who was married for 66-years, shared a love that was so deep that when one passed away, the other followed after three hours.
It had been love at first sight for Ho Khye Soo, 90, and his wife Ong Phin Nyar, 82, and during their years of marriage they had four sons and a daughter.
"They met at my mother's hometown in Padang Serai during the Japanese Occupation," the Star Online quoted their eldest son Prof Dr King Kok, 65, revealed.
"My dad was a surveyor and happened to be in the town. He was 24 while my mum was 16. She was strikingly beautiful with fair skin and my dad fell for her at first sight," he said.
He said that his father was relatively healthy and had no illness, and that on that fateful day he had been visiting his wife in the hospital.
"He visited my mum, who was in a coma due to kidney failure, at a hospital a day before they died. We tried to prevent him from visiting her as we did not want him to feel bad," he revealed on June 14.
"However, he took matters into his own hands and hired a taxi to go to the hospital. He was quite upset when he saw my mum," he said.
He said the family had wanted to bring their mother home but Ho died before they could inform him of their decision.
"But he went ahead of mum and she followed him, like she always had in life," he stated.
Ho died at 5.45pm on June 13 at their home in Bandar Baru Air Itam while praying for his ailing wife, who died at 9.10pm. (ANI)