Oregon man Michael Elliot, 76, had suffered declining health in his last years and remained surrounded by “people who loved him dearly” before his death at home two weeks ago.
But apparently it was the new US president Trump, who was figuratively standing in the way of him passing peacefully into the afterlife.
According to his obituary in the The Oregonian, it was not until Teresa Elliott, his former wife and only living relative, lied to him about Trump’s impeachment that he was able to pass on.
“The last thing she said to him was ‘Donald Trump has been impeached’,” the obituary reads.
“Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded.”
The obituary said that though Mr Elliot’s marriage to Ms Elliott ended many years ago, they remained firms friends until his death.
“Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott,” his obituary read.
“Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard.”