My professor's husband past away Tuesday night. This is the same one that had the heart attack the first week of class. Apparently he's been sick a long time. He had cancer and has had quite a few heart attacks it turns out. It's very sad. She is actually supposed to be back next week, though. I couldn't believe that, but I guess different people handle their grief in different ways. The course isn't going to be dropped, but maybe she'll get someone else to either step in for a while or take over the class completely.
It's just really sad. She's pretty young, too...in her mid to late 40's I would think, which is young to be a widow. He was about 20 years older than her, though and like I said, they've been battling illness for a while.
So, I guess I'll just wait and see next week what happens.