North Carolina Man Suffers Heart Attack, Dies While Trying to Revive Wife With CPR: Report

A North Carolina man suffered a heart attack and died while trying to revive his wife by administering CPR to her over the weekend, according to a report.

Johnny Hatley, 67, found his wife, 66-year-old Teresa Hatley, unresponsive on the floor in their Stanly County, North Carolina, home Sunday, the Stanly News & Press reported.

The husband was trying to perform CPR on his wife, who was believed to have already died. First responders told family members Johnny suffered a heart attack while attempting to revive his wife, according to the newspaper.

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

The couple was well-known in the community as the owners of Fast Stop Food Stores of New London.

Family members told the publication that Johnny Hatley bought Fast Stop 41 years ago and, since that time, he and his wife built a loyal clientele.

The Hatleys were married for 31 years.