A GRIEVING husband has died - just one day after his wife of almost 50 years passed away.

Billy Ward, 70, suffered a heart attack at home in Lundwood after struggling to come to terms with the loss of Linda, 66, who had died from a blood clot.

The couple's joint funeral was held at Ardsley on Thursday.

Billy and Linda leave behind sons Gavin, 46, and 42-year-old Simon.

"They lived all their lives together and died together," Simon said. "Dad was devastated - he kept saying he wanted to go with her. He died of a broken heart."