WASHINGTON — A restaurant owner in Akron, Ohio who served breakfast to President Barack Obama on Friday morning died hours later of a heart attack, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
Josephine “Ann” Harris, 70, complained of “fatigue and a tingling feeling” shortly after Obama left her family diner, Ann’s Place. She was taken by ambulance to Akron General Medical Center, and by 11:18 a.m., she was pronounced dead from an apparent heart attack. Harris met — and hugged — Obama just after 8:00 a.m., when he stopped in unannounced for breakfast. Harris’ sister, Frankie Adkins, told the Beacon Journalthat meeting Obama was likely a “highlight” for her sister since she was a big fan.
“She loved Obama,” said Adkins.
The newspaper notes that Harris was “ecstatic” earlier in the morning when a Beacon Journal reporter spoke to her about meeting with the president.
obama & the ann’s place crew! twitter.com/taylornashay/s…
— nashay. (@taylornashay) July 6, 2012