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Remember The Elderly Couple Who Died Together In ‘Titanic’? Here’s Their Real-Life Heartbreaking Story


It’s been exactly 20 years since the record-breaking movie Titanic was released in theatres. The movie captured the true story of the tragic sinking of the ship called Titanic. The movie showcased tragic events of people facing death and at certain points when their loved ones give up on life.

The bulk of the film was based on the love story between Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt Bukater. Jack was from the lower class section of the ship and Rose was from the first class section of the ship. A true depiction of how opposites can attract. Unfortunately, the love story, as you know, ended in tragedy.

Like many films though, there are scenes that we look over because we feel they do not play an important role in the main storyline. Take the scene where an old couple was cuddled together on the bed in their room while the ship was sinking. You might not think twice about that, but that also shows what true love is all about.

If you do not remember the scene, it takes place more than halfway through the movie and is when water is starting to overtake the entire ship. The couple is cuddling each other while their room fills up with water.

There are some people that actually rank the couple’s death as one of the saddest deaths in the movie. What is even more saddening is that this scene in the movie is not exaggerated, it portrays exactly what happened to the couple in real life.


If you are wondering who that couple is, their names are Isidor and Ida Straus. They were first class citizens and were greatly respected by the other passengers on the ship. At the time, Isador was a co-owner of Macy’s. He also spent a brief time as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

The couple was married in 1871 and they were considered to be some of the richest people that were on the ship. Because of this, they received special treatment that included one of the fanciest cabins the ship had to offer. But they were still modest at heart despite all the treatment.

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