I have lost two very close to me that I know died of a broken heart. The spouse dies and a few days later the other spouse dies. I did some research and found that this can happen

*** g95 10/22 p. 31 Can You Die of a Broken Heart? ***
"Stephen M. Oppenheimer, a neurologist at Johns Hopkins University medical school in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., believes he has identified a part of the brain that links the heart with the emotions. The insular cortex is a small part of the brain where the autonomic nervous system, which controls such functions as breathing and heartbeat, meets the limbic system, which deals with emotions, such as anger, fear, and pleasure. Dr. Oppenheimer found that stimulation of the insular cortex in rats resulted in heart muscle damage similar to that seen in humans with sudden cardiac fibrillation. Stimulation of the insular cortex in humans has also been shown to produce changes in heart rate and blood pressure. These findings suggest that it is indeed possible to die of a broken heart."

I look forward to a time when their is no more broken hearts-Rev 21:3,4

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