I am left completely speechless by this story. While I applaud the deep love they had for each other I can’t help thinking the wife would probably have wanted him to live out his life and possibly even try to find love again.
May their souls rest in peace and may God bless more couples with such selfless love.
- Adrian and Tammy Cross had never spent a night apart since their wedding
- Mr Cross nursed his wife through illness before she died on October 8
- Hours later he was found dead of a suspected overdose at home in Wales
By Hugo Gye
A devoted husband is believed to have killed himself just a few hours after his beloved wife died from a debilitating lung condition.
Adrian Cross had never spent a night apart from his wife Tammy since they married 15 years ago, and nursed her through her illness for nine months.
She died aged 37 at home in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales on October 8, weighing no more than six stone – and hours later, Mr Cross, 45, was found dead of a suspected overdose.
Relatives said the couple were ‘completely devoted’ to one another, and wrote each other love letters all the time they were living together.
Mrs Cross’s mother added that Adrian ‘did everything’ for his wife and cared for her family.
The couple, who had no children, married in the Dominican Republic in 1998 before returning home to Wales for a blessing and reception.
Mrs Cross, a huge film fan, worked at a local fish ‘n’ chip shop before giving up work to care for her father, David Allan Jones.
‘In all the years they were together, they had never spent a night apart,’ said Mr Jones, 65. ‘They were completely devoted to each other.
‘Their love was so strong that if they went out, they would write love notes to each other. We have found them all around the house. I have never seen love like it and I don’t think I ever will again.
‘Adrian always said that if anything ever happened to her he would be straight behind her.’
Mrs Cross’s mother Phyllis Jones, 61, added: ‘We called her angel. You can’t imagine losing your daughter before you. I don’t know how I am going to cope.
‘Adrian was a son to us. He did everything for our Tammy. He looked after her and my family.’
Illness: Mr Cross cared for Mrs Cross as she battled a lung condition for nine months before her death
Mr Cross’s sister, Yvonne Thornley, said: ‘They were a devoted couple and just lived for one another. It’s very sad for all of us.
‘They were both lovely people and we will miss them terribly. They were so in love from the day they met.’
More than 1,000 friends and family members attended the couple’s funeral at a local church on October 21, when six white doves were released into the air following the ceremony.
Well-wishers left tributes on to the pair on Facebook – niece Sophie Jones wrote: ‘Love and miss my auntie and uncle loads. Really don’t know how I’m going to get over the fact I won’t see you.’
An inquest into Mr Cross’s death has been opened, but was adjourned by pending the results of toxicology reports.
Culled from dailymail.co.uk