Michael Garland Elliott was at peace with the world when he died in his Oregon home April 6 thanks to his "ex-wife and best friend," Teresa Elliott, who told him that President Donald Trump had been kicked out of office just before he passed.
"The last thing she said to him was ‘Donald Trump has been impeached,' " his obituary in The Oregonian reads. After hearing Teresa's fib, Mike "took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded."
Teresa told the NY Daily News that she knew her "fake news" would make Mike happy.
"I knew it was his very, very last moments," Teresa said. "I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath."
Besides being a fervent critic of POTUS, Mike — who didn't know the year he was born ("1940 or 1941") — enjoyed playing on a "semi-pro basketball team that toured the country playing exhibition games, dressed as women."
His true passion was golf, though, and he was once so upset about one of his shots, he chucked his club into a tree.
"Mike's health had declined over the past decade, and when he was no longer able to golf he accepted it with grace and humor, and threw things at the TV instead," his obit adds.
Teresa described Mike, who died of congestive heart failure, as "a news junkie" who hated Trump's "effing guts."
And for the record, she doesn't regret lying to Mike.
"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."
You can read Mike's complete obit here.