May 26, 2022 -- The husband of Irma Garcia, one of the teachers killed in the Texas elementary school shooting, has died, family members said Thursday.

John Martinez, a nephew, said he was told Joe Garcia, 50, died from cardiac arrest, People reported.

Irma Garcia, 46, had been a teacher for 23 years at Robb Elementary in Uldave, Texas. The couple had four children and had been together since high school, Martinez said.

"She was a light in every room,” Martinez said of his aunt. “She always had joy in her. She was a light to the world. I just really do want her to be remembered as someone who put her life on the line, to the very last moment. She sacrificed herself.”

Police say an armed 18-year-old suspect entered the school on Tuesday and killed 19 students and two adults before being killed by police.

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