This woman died just hours after her wedding

Jamieka McCarthy Harford was reportedly feeling ill during the wedding ceremony on Saturday, but hardly did anybody imagine that could lead to her demise.

The enviable wedding ceremony took place in Auckland, New Zealand, and according to, Jamieka’s Husband, Alistair is still living in a state of disbelief about the reality of losing his bride.

“Her passing was a huge shock to everybody to lose her so quickly and this has been incredibly difficult to process,” Alistair said adding that “She was taken from us without notice by a horrible, deadly disease.”

Meanwhile, the family has issued a statement in which it said “Jamieka was so happy to be married and the wedding was a beautiful, happy occasion surrounded by love.”

The family also described Jamieka in the statement as “the most kind-hearted person in the world who loved life and she always put others before herself.”

It concluded by saying the deceased was a “beloved wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She will be missed forever.”

Suspicions are rife that the unexpected death might have been caused by meningococcal disease, but doctors are working around the clock to determine its veracity or otherwise.

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