Oregon man dies thinking President Trump was impeached

A man died peacefully in his Oregon home after his ex-wife lied to him that President Trump was impeached from office.

Michael Garland Elliott, 75, passed away on April 6 and was surrounded by his caregivers, neighbors and friends who loved him dearly, his ex-wife, Teresa Elliott, told the Daily News Monday.

Teresa, 68, who is described as Michael’s “best friend” in his obituary published in The Oregonian, said she told him Trump was impeached over the phone from her Austin, Tex. home.

“I knew it was his very, very last moments,” Teresa Elliott told The News. “I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath.”

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Michael died from congestive heart failure after his health had declined over the years, Teresa Elliott said.

She described Michael as a “news junkie” who had expressed his disapproval of the President frequently until he couldn’t communicate it verbally.

“He hated his effing guts,” she said of Michael’s attitude toward the President.

Michael Garland Elliot, who died on April 6, was not a Trump fan.

Michael Garland Elliot, who died on April 6, was not a Trump fan.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Trump has not been impeached.

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Though the pair divorced 20 years ago, Teresa Elliott said she always cared for Michael and would visit him often. She added that she plans to hold a memorial for Michael at The Reserve golf club in Portland in August.

Michael’s obituary states he was a founding member of The Reserve and “spent countless weekends doing what he loved most with like-minded friends.”

“Golf was his life,” she said, adding that a stroke prevented him from playing.

Asked whether she regretted telling Michael of the false news, Teresa Elliott replied: “Oh God no.”

“If I could leave him with a happy piece of news then why wouldn’t I?” she said. “And maybe in the end it won’t turn out to be a lie.”

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