The amazing story of a marriage marked by fantastical coincidences ended with the couple passing away within one day of each other, reports the Daily Mail.
94-year-old Les Brown died on July 17 in Southern California, just one day after the death of his wife, Helen. She was also 94. It made a certain type of cosmic sense. The couple, who celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last year, were actually born on the same day — New Years Eve in 1918.
After becoming teenage sweethearts in high school, the Browns married when they were just 18. Instead of a lavish wedding, however, they eloped, due to the objections of their parents, who thought a marriage between a wealthy man and blue-collar girl would never last.
“My mom often said she didn't want to see my father die," Daniel, their youngest son, told the Mail. "And he didn't want to live without her.”
After battling stomach cancer, Helen succumbed to the illness just 24 hours before Les passed away from Parkinson's disease.
“It was a real love match, wasn't it?" Les Jr., the couple's oldest son, told the Long Beach Press-Telegram. "They were together every day for 75 years.”