Vili Fualaau is opening up about his last minutes with Mary Kay Letourneau prior to she passed away of cancer at the age of 58.
In a special preview from his look on The Dr. Oz Show, which airs Wednesday, Sept. 16, Fualaau information their last discussion.
“We were just talking about when they were kids and we were laughing,” Fualaau explains. “And I turned over and… I didn’t see her chest moving.”
“And I thought it was maybe one of those pauses she has and she’ll come back. You know, she’s gonna take a deep breath and she’s gonna come back,” he continues. “I would count in-between those pauses and it was just the longest count that I had.”
Afterward, Fualaau describes that he “turned off her breathing machine” to hear if Letourneau was simply “breathing really soft.”
“In that moment, I had to… tell the kids that they needed to call the rest of the siblings to come and say their goodbyes,” he shares. “That this is it.”