An Akron, Ohio, restaurant owner who served U.S. President Barack Obama breakfast Friday morning died of an apparent heart attack right after meeting him.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Copley Township, Ohio, resident Josephine Ann Harris, 70, the owner of Ann's Place, complained of feeling tired and was taken by ambulance to Akron General Medical Center.
Josephine Ann Harris was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:18 a.m. Friday, according to Gary Guenther of the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.
There was no official cause of death as of Friday afternoon, although a heart attack is believed to be what killed Harris.
Obama visited Ann's Place for breakfast earlier in the day, at around 8:30 a.m., and hugged Harris when he stopped by the Akron restaurant, the Beacon Journal reported.
The president was in the area as part of a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania for his re-election campaign.
Obama patronized Ann's Place along with three workers from a Goodyear plant near the Akron restaurant, the president's campaign told The Washington Post.
A pool report of Obama's visit mentioned that the president joked with a table of men sitting down at Ann's Place, telling them, This is a section they call the trouble makers.
Obama then gestured to the press covering the visit as he spoke with the men.
Don't do anything wrong while these guys have the cameras on, he said. They'll catch you.
Harris was a big fan of the president, according to her sister, Francine Adkins.
I'm sure this was her highlight, Adkins told the Beacon Journal. She loved Obama.