Husband Dies Trying to Revive Wife With CPR Both apparently suffered fatal heart attacks By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Mar 26, 2011 5:19 PM CDT 30 comments Comments File photo of a CPR demonstration. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A sad and unusual story out of Washington state: A 61-year-old man called 911 to say that his wife was having a heart attack and that he was starting CPR. The phone then went silent. When paramedics arrived and broke into the house, they found the husband slumped over his wife. He apparently suffered a fatal heart attack trying to revive her, reports the Seattle Times. His wife, 59, also died. AOL News has more.