A 48-year-old groom died suddenly in Nebraska on Monday, just one hour after getting married.
Toraze Davis’ heart stopped after he suffered a fatal blood clot, according to a local news report.
A friend who attended the wedding said the tragedy took place within “seconds.”
A groom in Nebraska died suddenly on Monday, just one hour after getting married, a local news report says.
Toraze Davis, 48, had just wed Johnnie Mae Davis, but the celebration became a tragedy when the couple stepped outside the church to take photos, according to local outlet KCCI-TV.
Davis collapsed after his heart stopped beating due to a fatal blood clot, the report says.
“We were in the church, and it was a beautiful ceremony,” Jewel Roberson, a family friend, told KCCI-TV.
“Toraze suffered from a medical event that was not survivable. It happened within seconds,” she said.
The couple’s children, family members, and friends attended the wedding
Monica Miller, Johnnie Mae’s friend, told the outlet that “it was the happiest day of Toraze’s life,” adding that she “could just see the smile on his face and how happy he was.”
Friends added that the situation was all the more tragic as the bride had recently also lost her father.
“She’s been widowed and married in a 10-minute span. She’s going to need lawn services. She’s going to need snow removal when the winter comes,” Roberson said. “Johnnie Mae has suffered through so much, and she’s just such a loving person.”
A GoFundMe has now been set up for the bereaved bride, along with a meal train and a donation collection at ECO Supportive Living, a charitable organization where Davis works.
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