Family claims father died from ‘a broken heart’ on same day his son died
A Bronx family is mourning two tragedies that happened on the same day. Duro Akil, 34, was shot and on the same day he died, his father had a fatal heart attack.
Duro was killed when someone fired a shot through the doorway of his building after getting into an altercation with a neighbor. The father of two took a bullet to the lung, he died just two days later.
When the family learned of Duro’s death they went to their father’s home to tell him what happened and they found Okera Raz, 54, dead in bed having suffered a heart attack.
“We were in the middle of the street screaming in shock,” said Akil’s sister Makini Akil, 23.
“It was like something out of a movie scene.”
The medical examiner thinks the father most likely suffered a heart attack but the family feels he died of a broken heart.
“It was just really too much for him,” said Makini before continuing, “it was really like heartbreak.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family through this devastating tragedy.