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Heart Transplant Recipient Commits Suicide Just Like Donor

by | 8th, April 2008

suicide-donor-heart.jpgSONNY Graham was dying.

His heart was giving out. But there came a call. The good news was that Terry Cottle had died first. He’d committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Sonny could have Terry’s heart.

Operation arranged. Operation a success.

Mr Graham, 69, wanted to thank the donor’s family. He began writing to Mr Cottle’s widow, Cheryl, 39. They fell in love. In 2004, they married.

Said Mrs Graham: “It helped me so much. Meeting Sonny made it easier for me, knowing something so good came from something so bad.”

“I felt like I had known her for years,” Mr Graham said. “I couldn’t keep my eyes off her. I just stared.”

Now 12 years on, Mrs Graham is grieving once more.

Mr Graham is dead. He has killed himself with a shotgun.

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