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Widow 'slept with husband's corpse for a year'...

Widow 'slept with husband's corpse for a year'...

(BREITBART) -- A Brussels widow slept next to her mummified husband's corpse for a year, her landlord said after making the macabre discovery during an eviction, a Belgian daily reported Tuesday.

The newspaper, La Derniere Heure (The Final Hour), published striking pictures of a shawl-wrapped, emaciated body with a long white moustache, sunken eye sockets and protruding rib-cage, covered in a film of dried skin.

The newspaper said the images were of a man who had died at the age of 73 after living in the down-at-heel Anderlecht district of the Belgian capital for a dozen years or so with his wife.

According to initial medical tests, he died of natural causes a year ago.

The gruesome find emerged because the rent on their apartment had not been paid since November 2012 and the landlord launched eviction proceedings.

"I have seen dead people before... but never in this condition," the landlord was quoted as saying by the newspaper, which is known for its coverage of the weird and wonderful.

"The lady slept next to her husband's body," he said. Read more via Breitbart...

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