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    Husband Of Teacher Killed In Texas School Shooting Dies; Family Says He “Passed Away Due To Grief”

    The Garcia family has lost another member of their family, Joe Garcia. On Tuesday, a mass shooting took place at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. In the unfortunate event, 19 children and 2 teachers lost their lives. Among the teachers, Irma Garcia was also killed in the hail of gunfire. After two days, her husband, Joe Garcia, also lost his life after suffering a heart attack.

    Texas School Shooting Victim Irma Garcia’s Husband Joe Passes Away

    After the fatal and tragic death of Irma Garcia, her husband Joe Garcia succumbed to a heart attack. John Martinez, Irma’s nephew, took to Twitter to share the heart-wrenching news. He informed, “Extremely heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma’s husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief, I truly am at loss for words for how we are all feeling. Please pray for our family, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy.” 

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    The first official report came out when Ernie Zuniga working for KAAB news tweeted, “Joe Garcia, the husband of Irma Garcia, one of two teachers shot and killed in Uvalde, TX on Tuesday, has reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack. Joe and Irma were high school sweethearts and married 24 years. They leave behind four children.” The children are aged 13, 15, 19, and 23. 

    While talking to a news outlet, Irma’s nephew explained the last minutes of his uncle’s life. He said, “What happened was my Uncle Joe went to go leave flowers for my Tia (Aunt) Irma, his wife, and whenever he got back, he sat down at the kitchen table with his entire family, and after 3 minutes, he just fell over. I’m told my mom was giving him chest compressions. It happened around 10 o’clock. I know my little brother was there.”

    There is a GoFundMe page that Irma’s cousin has created, which collected $200,000 for the family. Debra Austin, elementary school shooting victim’s cousin wrote, “I am equally devasted [sic] to report Irma’s husband Joe has tragically passed away this morning(5/26/2022) as a result of a medical emergency. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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