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Wife drowns after jumping into vacation home pool to save millionaire husband who had fatal heart attack

A WOMAN reportedly drowned trying to save her husband after he suffered a heart attack in the swimming pool at their holiday home.

Diana Shamash, 80, jumped into the water fully clothed to help her 82-year-old property magnate husband David at the couple’s holiday home in southern France.

Diana Shamash jumped into the water fully clothed

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Diana Shamash jumped into the water fully clothedPhoto credit: Flickr
Her husband David suffered a fatal heart attack

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Her husband David suffered a fatal heart attackCredit: Facebook

Her neighbors, who were supposed to be over for dinner with the “lovely” English couple, sounded the alarm.

When no one answered the door, they entered the property and discovered the bodies of a couple who were swimming in the pool in their 1980s.

A senior investigative source told the Daily Mail the home, near the picturesque market town of Gignac, was remote so no one could have heard her cries for help.

“What we now know is that Ms Shamash was fully clothed and wearing her shoes when she jumped into the pool to save her husband after he suffered a suspected heart attack,” they said.

“She no doubt found it very difficult to swim in the circumstances and sank in the water.”

The alleged foul play does not appear to be the case and one question is whether the pool was heated as cold water is a notorious killer in hot weather.

Mr Shamash was a director of ten property companies with assets in excess of £5million.

The Oxford graduate ran his real estate empire alongside his 56-year-old son Anthony.

The couple also owned a sprawling farmhouse in the village of South Fawley, Berkshire, and an apartment above the official Tintin shop in Covent Garden, central London.

The couple’s daughter Nicola, 58, lived down the road in South Fawley.

Her heartbroken children flew to France this week to identify the bodies of their parents.

They visited their vacation home three or four times a year for three-week breaks and were scheduled to return home on Monday.

“It’s just a tragedy. They loved France, they wanted to spend as much time there as possible,” said a friend in South Fawley.

Another added: “You honestly wouldn’t meet a more committed couple. They were very fond of each other, such a lovely couple.”

The pool at the couple's home in France

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The pool at the couple’s home in France

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