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Husband, wife married 71 years die on same day

The couple died 12 hours apart.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Note: The above video provided by WAGT is from 2018.

A love story that started 71 years ago has come to an end as the man and his wife died on the same day.

According to WAGT, husband Herbert Delaigle died at 2:20 a.m. on Friday morning. Then 12 hours later, his wife Frances Delaigle died at 2:20 p.m. that same day.

The NBC affiliate said the Georgia couple's love story started at a cafe where they met when they were only 16 and 22. Their first date was to see a movie and the two got engaged a year later.

 The Delaigle family said the following a Friday statement to WAGT:

"It's amazing how they were together for 71 years and now they are together in Heaven. What an amazing love story that is."