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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Restaurant Owner Dies Hours After Serving Obama Breakfast

(By Meenal Vamburkar, Mediaite) - Josephine “Ann” Harris, 70, met President Barack Obama this morning. Obama stopped at a restaurant in Akron, Ohio — and Harris, the restaurant’s owner, served him breakfast. Shortly after, Harris died, apparently of a heart attack.

Harris experienced fatigue and a tingling feeling after the meeting, and was taken to a medical center. Details, via Akron Beacon Journal:

Josephine “Ann” Harris, 70, of Copley Township, was taken by ambulance to Akron General Medical Center after complaining of fatigue and a tingling feeling. She was pronounced dead at 11:18 a.m., according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Harris, just a few hours before, had the honor of meeting — and hugging — Obama when he stopped at her family’s restaurant, Ann’s Place, on South Hawkins Avenue for breakfast. This was Obama’s first stop on the second day of a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.


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