A Nebraska groom died Monday, reportedly only an hour after exchanging wedding vows with his bride in Omaha, according to a local news report.
Johnnie Mae and Toraze Davis were taking photographs after the wedding ceremony when Toraze died, KETV News reported. Toraze, 48, suffered a fatal blood clot, according to the news report. “His heart stopped for the first time at 4:35, just an hour after the ceremony had begun,” Jewel Roberson, Johnnie Mae’s friend, said, per the report.
The wedding day was significant for the couple as it was Juneteenth and also Johnnie Mae’s grandmother’s birthday, the report said. Johnnie Mae reportedly had recently lost her father, so friends hoped the wedding would bring some comfort. (RELATED: Two Brothers Convicted For Beating Groom To Death During His Wedding In California)
What was supposed to be a celebration of a lifetime turned into a loss.
A groom in Nebraska died an hour after his wedding ceremony began, friends of the bride say. https://t.co/Vdus0X1Y1K
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Monica Miller, another friend of Johnnie Mae’s and a colleague at ECO Supportive Living — a social services provider for the elderly and disabled where Johnnie Mae works as