Husband of Uvalde shooting victim dies of heart attack, family says

Joe Garcia, whose wife Irma was killed in Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has died of a heart attack, according to a family member.

The two were married for 24 years before the gunman opened fire on Irma Garcia’s fourth grade classroom, killing 19 children along with Garcia and another teacher, Eva Mireles.

“EXTREMELY heartbreaking and with deep sadness to say that my Tia Irma’s husband, Joe Garcia, has passed away of grief,” said her nephew, John Martinez wrote on Twitter.

in one separate tweethe said Joe Garcia died at home of a heart attack.

“He’s with his wife now,” he said.

Martinez did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but told NBC News that he was struggling to process the deaths.

“I don’t even know how to feel. I do not believe it. I don’t want to believe it,” he said.

According to Irma Garcia’s school profile, she was a teacher for 23 years, all of which were spent at Robb Elementary.

“I love BBQs, listening to music and taking land cruises to Concan with my husband,” she wrote on her profile.

They have four children, the youngest of whom is in the seventh grade, according to the profile. Husband of Uvalde shooting victim dies of heart attack, family says

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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