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Terminally ill groom dies at altar as bride walks down aisle

Terminally ill groom dies at altar as bride walks down aisle

A groom with terminal cancer died at the altar as his bride was walking down the aisle to meet him, according to a report.

Paul Wynn, a 57-year-old dad of 11, was sitting in a chair waiting for his beloved partner of 21 years, Alison Wynn, to greet him at their nuptials in a town hall in Scotland, the Sun said.

Paul Wynn (far right)

A Scotsman with terminal cancer collapsed and died at the altar last Friday as his horrified bride and their son walked down the aisle, according to a report.

Paul Wynn, 57, a father-of-eleven, passed just minutes before he was due to marry his partner of 21 years, Alison Wynn.

Doctors told the groom he had cancer in May but only diagnosed it as terminal a little more than a week ago, according to the Daily Mail.
Doctors had told groom Paul Wynn, right, he had cancer in May but only diagnosed it as terminal a little more than a week ago.
Family photo

Before the ceremony, Wynn said, “Everything seemed to be OK, 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.”

“By the time I got to him, I called his name a couple of times,” she 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.”

Doctors had told the groom he had cancer in May but only diagnosed it as terminal a little more than a week ago, according to the Sun.

Alison Wynn on her wedding day.
Alison Wynn had five children with Paul.
Family photo

Wynn and his beau rushed to tie the knot before he passed away, and they managed to hastily organize a wedding in the town of Saltcoats.

Doctors had told Wynn that he had up to two months to live.

First-responders were unable to revive him at the wedding.

“I’m having to get up and moving every day for the sake of my children, but I can’t eat,” said the heartbroken bride, who has five children with Wynn.

“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. “His mother passed away in 2020, so at least he’s with her now, too.

“We were his life, he would do anything for his kids,” his bride said, adding that her partner had been a freelance photographer. “He would move heaven and Earth for his kids, and everyone loved him.”

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