Groom Dies At The Altar As His Bride Walked Down The Aisle Just Moments Before Wedding

Groom Dies At The Altar As His Bride Walked Down The Aisle Just Moments Before Wedding

Paul Wynn, 57, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was given about six weeks to two months to live.

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In a devastating incident, a man who was moments away from marrying the love of his life, passed away as he made his way down the aisle. Paul Wynn, 57, had been with his partner, Alison, 38, for 21 years before he popped the question in October 2019. They had set the date to be wed for July 16 this year. But then they received catastrophic news about Paul's health. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was given about six weeks to two months to live prompting the couple to move up the date. Unfortunately, Paul was unable to make it through, leaving his bride-to-be devastated.



“By the time I had gotten my flowers and went up the stairs. Everything seemed to be okay although Paul seemed to be a bit uncomfortable by this point and his kilt had been loosened a wee bit to help him feel more comfortable," Allison told the Daily Record. “He had actually been wheeled up in an office chair into the lift and taken up the stairs as he had no energy to get up to the room. He was out of breath and struggling from what I was told.” When she walked into the room, Allison immediately knew something was not right when she saw Paul slumped in his chair.



“By the time I got to him I called his name a couple of times,” Alison said. “He didn’t turn round, he didn’t look at me and I realized there was something wrong and I started breaking down and I started shouting his name and we knew something wasn’t right.” Their son tried his best to save him, first aiders even rushed to help Paul but he could not be revived, reported Metro. "It feels like only yesterday that it happened. I’m having to get up and moving every day for the sake of my children but I can’t eat," the heartbroken Alison stated. "If I had known we didn’t have long I would’ve tried to arrange the wedding for the beginning of the week." She had already changed her last name a few years ago.

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Paul went to the doctor in May after constantly bleeding from the naval and losing an alarming amount of weight. He was also unable to keep down the food he would eat and was only able to consume liquids. An endoscopy revealed he had three hernias and a CT scan confirmed that he had cancer. This prompted Paul and Alison to bring forward the date of their wedding. Paul did not get any treatment and died a week after he got the diagnosis. He is survived by his partner Alison and their five children, Sandy, 20; Tarquin, 15; Marcus, 13; Louise, eight; Poppy, four. He also has six other children. He was described as a "fantastic father."

"Paul and I lost a child in 2004 after I had a miscarriage so it gives me a bit of comfort that he’s up there with our child," Alison said and added, "His mother passed away in 2020 so at least he’s with her now too." Paul was a freelance photographer who seemed to love to take pictures of "anything and everything." Danielle Sood, a friend of the couple and who was Wynn's best woman, at the wedding, has set up a fundraiser to help the family with their expenses and "help Paul get the send-off he deserves." The GoFundMe set up by Sood aimed to raise £2,000 ($2,700) for the family. 



'We were his life, he would do anything for his kids," Alison said about Paul, according to the Daily Mail. "He would move heaven and earth for his kids and everyone loved him. He would give you every last penny he had. He made sure that everyone got before him. He was there for everybody. He really was a fantastic dad and his kids were his life. Paul was never a man to go to the pub or anything like that and if he went anywhere he went with me or with the kids; he never went anywhere without us."


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