A man has married his late partner at her funeral to show his devotion to her after she died. The 35-year-old from China lost his woman at the young age of 34 after a long battle with cancer.
The heart-broken Xu Shinan lost his wife Yang on 14 October. He decided to marry the woman’s corpse in order to fulfil her dream of being a bride one day. The pair had been together for 12 years.
According to People’s Digest Online, the deceased was dressed in a stunning white gown and was surrounded by pink roses when her devoted groom recited his vows.
The ceremony was attended by friends and family of the couple.
The groom said that his wife had given strict instructions for no one to cry at her funeral but he let the tears fall when her body was taken to be cremated.
They had been planning their marriage since 2013. The wedding plans had to be put on hold when the young bride-to-be started experiencing pain in her chest. Her breast cancer diagnosis was confirmed in early 2014.
The couple fought back against the cancer through surgery and chemotherapy. There was light at the end of the tunnel when her condition improved in 2017. The couple resumed plans for a life together, only for the cancer to return a year later.
Xu took his beloved to specialists all over the world looking for a cure but her health worsened in May of this year. She was hospitalised and went into a comatose state early this month.