According to the New York Post, a Texas man reportedly froze to death in his recliner during the tragic winter storm that left many without power and heat.
Authorities did not identify the 60-year-old man who was found dead in his chair on Wednesday. His home, located in Abilene, had lost power for three days.
His wife, 72, was taken to the hospital.
He is one of three to die in the city, KTXS 12 reported.
“Please go check on your neighbors,” Abilene resident Josh Casey wrote on Facebook on Thursday. “A man froze to death in his recliner yesterday. His wife was beside him nearly dead. She is in the hospital still in peril. They had no power.”
The local fire department said the couple’s home had the same temperature as outside.
The mercury in Abilene–located about 200 miles west of Dallas– went as low as -2 degrees Fahrenheit this week as an Arctic blast slammed the area, bringing two rare winter storms that have resulted in the deaths of dozens and caused widespread power outages and water issues.
A 67-year-old homeless man died due to exposure to the weather conditions, and another person passed on Wednesday at a local medical facility, the news outlet added.
The patient wasn’t able to get adequate care due to the loss of water pressure. The patient died before being transported to another facility.