Heartbroken husband ‘killed himself’ just hours after his wife of 15 years died because he ‘didn’t want to spend a night without her’

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.

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  • 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.

Couple: Adrian and Tammy Cross both died on October 8 after she had suffered from a lung diseaseCouple: Adrian and Tammy Cross both died on October 8  after she had suffered from a lung disease

 

Bliss: The couple, pictured on their wedding day in the Dominican Republic, were married for 15 yearsBliss: The couple, pictured on their wedding day in the  Dominican Republic, were married for 15 years

 

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.

Mr Cross worked for Merthyr Tydfil council,  and like his wife was an enthusiastic supporter of Liverpool FC.

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.

Inseparable: Mr and Mrs Cross apparently fell in love when they met and never spent a night apartInseparable: Mr and Mrs Cross apparently fell in love  when they met and never spent a night apart

 

Tragic: Mr Cross is believed to have taken an overdose shortly after the death of his beloved wifeTragic: Mr Cross is believed to have taken an overdose  shortly after the death of his beloved wife

 

On holiday: The couple used to leave love notes around the house for each other to find, according to relativesOn holiday: The couple used to leave love notes around  the house for each other to find, according to relatives

 

‘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

 

Mourning: More than 1,000 well-wishers attended the funeral for the couple at a local churchMourning: More than 1,000 well-wishers attended the  funeral for the couple at a local church

 

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

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