Restaurant owner dies of heart attack after meeting President Obama

This article was originally published on on July 7, 2012.

Life is indeed too short, as is evidenced by the story of Josephine “Ann” Harris who died Friday, July 6th at 70-years-old just hours after meeting President Barack Obama.

The president and his caravan were making a campaign stop at “Ann’s Place” in Akron, Ohio where he was greeted in the parking lot by Ann herself. President Obama gave her a hug, and she invited him into the restaurant. Once inside the president enjoyed his breakfast of two eggs, bacon, wheat toast, orange juice and water at around 8:30 a.m.

After being asked about her experience Harris was quoted by as saying “He treated us like one of the brothers. He hugged all of us and … got his picture taken with all of us.”

By 11:30 AM she said she felt a tingly sensation, and was rushed to the hospital. By the time the ambulance arrived she was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was a heart attack.

President Obama called the family from Air Force One to express his condolences.

Harris’ sister, Frankie Adkins, says that “this was her highlight. She loved Obama.”