A North Carolina man had a heart attack and died while trying to revive his wife of 31 years, the Stanly News & Press reported. Johnny Hatley, 67, had found his wife Teresa Hatley, unresponsive at their home on Sunday.

Authorities believe 66-year-old Teresa had already died when Hatley began administering CPR, Stanly News & Press reported. The family was told he had suffered a heart attack.

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“Obviously, he could not live without her,” Lisa Hammill, the couple’s daughter, told the news outlet.

The couple owned Fast Stop Food Stores of New London and was well-known in their community. In addition to Hammill, they are survived by son David Hatley and daughter Shelly Palmer.