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High school sweethearts die together holding hands

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High school sweethearts die together holding hands

Two high school sweethearts have died in each other's arms.

Just a week after their 58th wedding anniversary, George and Ora Lee Rodriguez died holding hands, three hours apart.

They died in a San Antonio hospital and both had been diagnosed with dementia.

Just like Ryan Gosling's film 'The Notebook', where the same happens to his character Noah and his on-screen wife Allie, played by Rachel McAdams.

The real-life couple were surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Metro newspaper reports that the couple's daughter, Corina Martinez said: "I just can't believe something like this would ever happen, you hear this on the movies ... like 'The Notebook'.

She added: "We had them here at the house, in their hospital beds, right beside each other. They were holding hands."