Restaurant Owner Dies After Obama Visit


The 70-year-old owner of a restaurant in the U.S. state of Ohio died shortly after President Barack Obama stopped at her place for breakfast, apparently of a heart attack, the Beacon Journal reported.

Josephine “Ann” Harris complained of fatigue and a tingling feeling and was taken to hospital just hours after Obama arrived at her family restaurant in the town of Akron at around 8:30 am on Friday.

She was pronounced dead shortly afterwards, the report said.

“I’m sure this was her highlight,” Frankie Adkins, Harris’ sister, was quoted as saying. “She loved Obama.”

Harris was ecstatic about the president’s visit when a Beacon Journal reporter spoke to her shortly afterwards.

Obama travelled to Ohio as part of his campaign bus tour ahead of presidential elections in November.

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