The husband of Irma Garcia, a fourth grade teacher who was killed in the Texas school massacre, has died, according to family members.
A gunman barged into a fourth grade classroom at Robb Elementary and barricaded himself inside.
After announcing “You’re all going to die,” the gunman shot 32 people in 2 adjoining classrooms.
Irma, left, was found dead on top of one of her students. She worked at Robb Elementary School for 23 years. Her co-teacher, Eva Mireles, 44 (right), was also killed, along with 19 of their students. 17 people were injured in the shooting.
Joe Garcia died Thursday morning, as the result of a “medical emergency,” according to a GoFundMe page set up by Irma’s cousin Debra Garcia Austin.
“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,” Austin wrote.
“EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma’s husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief,” Garcia’s nephew tweeted on Thursday. “[I] truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling.”
Irma and Joe were married 24 years and shared four children, according to Irma’s bio on the Uvalde school district’s website.