Tucker Blandford is alive and well.
And very, very sorry.
The 23-year old was set to marry Alex Lancaster, who Blandford met when the two attended college in Connecticut together in 2012, on August 15.
However, Blandford got such cold feet prior to the big day that he pretended as if he had perpetually cold feet... by faking his own death!
Lancaster - who described her fiancé as “such a gentlemen” and told The Daily Mirror she had “never been in love” like she was with Tucker - says she got a call a few months ago from a man claiming to be Blandford’s father.
"He told me Tucker had been deeply depressed and wanted to die, so had thrown himself in front of a car," she said, according to Yahoo! News UK, adding:
"The man explained that they had been trying to send Tucker off to a psychiatric unit for help. But it was too late. I couldn't breathe. It was absolutely devastating."
We'd have to imagine it would be.
But Lancaster than called her heretofore future in-laws and spoke to Tucker’s mom, who said her son was “absolutely fine” and also said she thought the couple had broken up.
"She knew nothing about the wedding," said Lancaster, adding that she quickly discovered her supposedly wedding venue did not actually have her a booking for her big day.
Blandford now admits to his ruse and says he feels pretty badly about it.
"I’m a terrible, awful person. I know I shouldn’t have told her I was dead, but I didn’t know what else to do," the coward told The Daily Mail. "Alex is an amazing girl, but I got scared and wanted to get out of the relationship. It was moving extremely fast and with us being in different countries, it was really hard."
We get it, but come on. You couldn't have at least sent a breakup text?
Blandford has since texted an apology to his jilted bride-to-be and also paid back half the $1,200 he owes her for wedding-related expenses. But Lancaster refuses any contact.
"I don't think I'll ever forgive him," she says. "Pretend to be dead to get out of marrying me is just gutless. If he loved me, how could he do such a thing?"
It's a good question.