A Belgian woman slept with her husband's corpse for a year until authorities discovered the body this week.

"Marcel H.," 79, of Liege died in November 2012 of an asthma attack, but his 69-year-old wife was so upset that she failed to report the death and continued to sleep with his dead body, Caters News Agency reported.

Belgian authorities made the bizarre find on Tuesday.

Police were led to the apartment after the landlord claimed they hadn't paid rent since last year.

No bad smell had been reported because the body had mummified, police said.