Just an hour after serving breakfast to President Obama -- the owner of an Akron restaurant is dead.
Reporters going to Ann's Place in Akron to follow up on the President's choice of breakfast this morning were stunned to learn the restaurant's owner, Josephine "Ann" Harris, 70, died after meeting with him over eggs, bacon and wheat toast. She complained of fatigue and a tingling feeling shortly after the visit by the President and was taken to Akron General, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner. She died about an hour after serving Mr. Obama on the second day of his bus campaign through Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
The death was was pronounced at 11:18 a.m. at Akron General. While a specific cause of death hasn't been confirmed, a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner's office said it appears to be of natural causes and noted Harris had several medical problems. The body was released back to the family.
The Akron Beacon Journal spoke with Harris' sister, Frankie Adkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who told the newspaper meeting and hugging Mr. Obama was "her highlight" and her sister loved the President.