Father of the Bride Dies of Heart Attack During Wedding Speech

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Almost every girl who dreams of getting married envisions her father walking her down the aisle, but no one ever envisions such a scenario as this.

Just moments after Alan Bates, 65, escorted daughter Charlotte Galbraith, 36, to the waiting arms of her husband to be, he died of a massive heart attack.

Father and Daughter

Even more tragically and incredibly, Bates was in the middle of giving his speech to the newlyweds when he fell to the ground and could not be revived.

The bride was quickly rushed from the room as a group of wedding guests, including an off-duty firefighter, did what they could to help revive Bates.

Unfortunately, they were too late. The family accompanied Bates to a nearby hospital and he was declared dead. For Charlotte, there are no words.

Describing the whole event as being an unreal blur, she says she will always cherish the photos taken of her father during the ceremony.

And being walked down the aisle, of course.

"The most important thing," she told the Daily Mail (UK) in an interview, "was that he got to walk me down the aisle and saw us get married."

In a confusing time undoubtedly filled with grief, those special moments before her father's death are sure to provide her with strength and comfort.

Not that anyone would wish that scenario upon her in a million years, but those final moments with her dad are likely to be some of her favorites.

To make this unusual story even more bittersweet? The groom, Steve Galbraith, 42, and his new wife have learned they are expecting their second child.

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I'm sooo glad that he at least got to see you married. And congratz! on the baby..:)

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Wow! Really? This was a tragic event and you comment with an inappropriate joke about the groom and bash to the author? That's all you could come up with to say? Get some class and learn to spell.

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WITH A PICTURE OF THE GROOM OMITTED , WE SHALL REMAIN IN SUSPENSE AS TO WHETHER WHAT SHEEE IS MARRYING MIGHTEN BE THE PROBABLE CAUSE -- THATNKS TO THE THG USUAL DEFECTIVE REPORTING .... WAY TO GO ,BUTT WRANGLERS ....

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