Tragedy as bride dies hours after marrying

'Her passing was a huge shock to everybody.'

Jamieka McCarthy Hatford, a 26-year-old New Zealand woman, has tragically passed away just days after he beautiful wedding ceremony. 

The bride passed away of meningococcal disease after falling ill at her wedding ceremony. 

Jamieka’s husband told Newshub, ‘Her passing was a huge shock to everybody to lose her so quickly and this has been incredibly difficult to process.’ 

‘She was taken from us without notice by a horrible, deadly disease,’ he told. 

The devastated family released a statement to Newshub, it read: ‘Jamieka was so happy to be married and the wedding was a beautiful, happy occasion surrounded by love.’ 

Her family have described her as ‘the most kind-hearted person in the world who loved life and she always put others before herself.’ 

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has confirmed it’s currently investigating the tragedy. 

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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