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Devoted couple married for 47 years die of coronavirus within days of each other

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An "inseparable" couple who had been married for 47 years died from coronavirus within days of each other. Sue Shaikh, 75, passed away in hospital on December 29, with her husband Basim Shaikh losing his life at their London home on January 2.

The 76-year-old "gave up" after his children told him Sue had passed away, Birmingham Live reports. Their daughter, Caroline, 43, said: "I do think my dad knew my mum had died and just gave up.  "In a way, it's a blessing they died within days of each other because I cannot imagine how my mum would have coped without the love of her life. "They were inseparable, two peas in a pod, who wouldn't have been able to live without the other one." The couple had lived in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, for

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