37 Year Old Man Dies Within Hours After Marrying

37 Year Old Man Dies Within Hours After Marrying

Sorry that this guy has died – but for the purposes of my blog, this is kind of illuminating or amusing – NOT that it’s amusing that he’s dead, mind you (truly, sorry he’s passed away) –  but that it so acutely points out the problem with the “marriage will make you happier, safer, and more healthy in life” propaganda my fellow conservatives are always peddling.

Obviously, being married didn’t make this guy any happier or more secure, and it didn’t magically improve his health – he’s deceased now.

Getting married is NOT a fairy tale guarantee that it will give you a “happily ever after” ending.

I have more news stories on my blog that are similar – news reports of other people who were killed moments before, during, or after their wedding. You can see some of those similar stories at the bottom of this post, under “Related.”

(Link): Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jake Flint died in his sleep just hours after celebrating his marriage to his wife Brenda. His cause of death remains unknown.

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jake Flint died in his sleep Sunday, just hours after celebrating his marriage to his wife Brenda.

The 37-year-old’s sudden death shook the state’s music scene with tributes pouring out to honor the fallen country singer.

His wife took to Facebook early Monday to post a video from their wedding with the caption, “I don’t understand.”

(Link): Country singer Jake Flint, 37, dies in his sleep just HOURS after his wedding

Nov 29, 2022

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jake Flint died in his sleep hours after his wedding, leaving his new bride heartbroken.

Jake, 37, and Brenda were exchanging wedding vows at a remote homestead between Claremore and Owasso near Tulsa on Saturday night. Hours later the groom died in his sleep, The Oklahoman reported.  The cause of death has not yet been determined.

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Diabetic Groom-To-Be Dies After Taking Cheaper Insulin to Pay for Wedding

Diabetic Groom-To-Be Dies After Taking Cheaper Insulin to Pay for Wedding

I am publishing this story to my blog in 2022, but it is from 2019. I don’t  know how I overlooked this one.

This goes to show that even if you get married it’s not a guarantee it’s going to end well, work out well, or bring you happiness.

(Link): Diabetic Groom-To-Be Dies After Taking Cheaper Insulin to Pay for Wedding

August 6, 2019
By Hannah Frishberg

The high price of medicine cost him his life.

When Josh Wilkerson turned 26, he aged out of his stepfather’s private health insurance and he was unable to afford his nearly $1,200-a-month insulin.

He began rationing his pricey prescription, before a doctor recommended taking ReliOn, an over-the-counter brand sold for $25 a vial at Walmart.

“It didn’t work for his body,” his mom, Erin Wilson-Weaver, tells The Post. Her son died June 14, and she’s still in mourning — but determined to advocate in his memory.

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Video Shows Armed Thugs Targeting San Francisco Engagement Photoshoots, Stealing Camera Equipment in Broad Daylight: ‘The Bride Was Crying the Whole Time’

Video Shows Armed Thugs Targeting San Francisco Engagement Photoshoots, Stealing Camera Equipment in Broad Daylight: ‘The Bride Was Crying the Whole Time’

So I guess getting married isn’t the Fantasy after all? 😂

(Link): Video shows armed thugs targeting San Francisco engagement photoshoots, stealing camera equipment in broad daylight: ‘The bride was crying the whole time’

Nov 13, 2022 / by Paul Sacca

The latest crime being committed in San Francisco is thugs targeting photographers who are shooting engagement photoshoots. Two such robberies were attempted on Wednesday afternoon in broad daylight with numerous witnesses.

Two photographers shooting outside the romantic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco were the targets of armed thieves.

A photographer from Dallas, Texas, flew into San Francisco to shoot an engagement photo session for a couple around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Suddenly, two armed and masked men attempted to steal the photographer’s expensive camera equipment at gunpoint. There were reportedly dozens of witnesses, but nobody intervened.

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Village Fed Up With Weddings Put Up ‘Brides and Grooms Not Welcome’ Signs

Village Fed Up With Weddings Put Up ‘Brides and Grooms Not Welcome’ Signs

(Link): Village fed up with weddings put up ‘brides and grooms not welcome’ signs

Excerpts:

Oct 26, 2022
by Jasper King

People in a quiet Norfolk village have launched a campaign to deter people from getting married in a nearby stately home.

Couples wanting to get married the 16th century Oxnead Hall near Aylsham are greeted with ‘brides and grooms are not welcome’ signs on their drive to the venue.

Neighbours have complained about people wandering through their yards and keeping them awake at night with loud music.

Susi and Roger Crane, who own a farm which surrounds the venue, are among those who’ve had enough.

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Bride’s Wedding Invite Disaster Directs Guests to PornHub: ‘Sorry Mom’

Bride’s Wedding Invite Disaster Directs Guests to PornHub: ‘Sorry Mom’

(Link): Bride’s wedding invite disaster directs guests to PornHub: ‘Sorry mom’

by Asia Grace

This bride-to-be is kicking her wedding off with a bang!

An absent-minded fiancée accidentally directed guests of her upcoming nuptials to PornHub.com — an X-rated content platform with hardcore clips of folks getting their freak on — rather than her official wedding website.

“I got my wedding invitations in the mail today… I made a very large mistake,” confessed the blushing bride, only digitally known as @Squidward.Tentacles, in a TikTok testimonial with over 189,800 views.

“I forgot I put this fun website as a placeholder,” she added, showcasing her gold-trimmed RSVP card and zooming in on the PornHub address where her wedding information should have been printed.

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Mexican Mayor Weds ‘Princess’ Alligator in Centuries-Old Traditional for Good Fortune

Mexican Mayor Weds ‘Princess’ Alligator in Centuries-Old Traditional for Good Fortune

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(Link):  Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa of the small Mexican town of San Pedro Huamelula ceremonially married an alligator.

July 1, 2022

Alligator in Wedding Dress photo Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa of the small Mexican town of San Pedro Huamelula ceremonially married an alligator on Thursday. The mayor happily obliged repeated requests from the crowd to kiss his blushing bride.

San Pedro Huamelula has been practicing the alligator wedding ritual for centuries, tracing the tradition back to the indigenous Chontal and Huave peoples.

The village is located in Oaxaca state on the Pacific coast, a poor region of southern Mexico with a large population of indigenous residents. Wedding celebrants sing, dance, and implore the “little princess” alligator chosen as a ceremonial bride to bless them with good fishing and weather.

…The “godmother” of this year’s wedding, Elia Edith Aguilar, said the ceremony gives her “so much happiness and makes me proud of my roots.”

“It is a privilege to be the godmother. Very few people can do it,” she said, noting that one of her most important responsibilities is arranging a gown for the literal bridezilla.

The bride wore white, if anyone was wondering, although she was also outfitted with a perky tropical print dress. She made time to dance with just about everyone in the village, but on the other hand, alligators are notoriously poor at tossing their garters.

(Link): Mexican mayor weds ‘princess’ alligator in centuries-old tradition for good fortune 

By David Propper
July 3, 2022

It’s the mayor and the gator united in blissful matrimony.

A small-village Mexican mayor married an alligator bride in a ceremony that dates back centuries Thursday in hopes of bringing good fortune to his fishing community.

San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa bent down to kiss the reptile more than once while the alligator’s snout was tied shut during Thursday’s jubilant ceremony where trumpets and drums played.

The 7-year-old gator, called little princess, is seen as a deity that represents nature. Her marriage to a local leader symbolizes humans connecting with the divine.

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‘Miserable’ Karen ‘Ruins’ Neighbors’ Wedding with Lawnmower: ‘Just Rude’

‘Miserable’ Karen ‘Ruins’ Neighbors’ Wedding with Lawnmower: ‘Just Rude’

Yes, you can marry one day, but your wedding day can be a disaster. LOL.

(Link): ‘Miserable’ Karen ‘ruins’ neighbors’ wedding with lawnmower: ‘Just rude’

Excerpts:

June 21, 2022
By Brooke Kato

These newlyweds were not a happy couple.

A “miserable” neighbor — dubbed a “Karen” — seemed to purposefully “ruin” a wedding across the street, droning out the bride with a lawnmower as she walked down the aisle.

In fact, the whirring during her lawn mowing session was so noisy that it even disturbed the couple’s vows so the audience couldn’t hear them.

The clip, which garnered more than 293,000 views on TikTok, has sparked outrage in the comments.

“The second the bride’s song came on and she walked down the aisle this Karen decided to PURPOSELY mow her lawn and yell at us to ruin the wedding,” read the text on the video, captioned “some people are so miserable.”

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Company to Las Vegas Chapels: No More Elvis-Themed Weddings

Company to Las Vegas Chapels: No More Elvis-Themed Weddings

(Link): Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley’s likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels

June 1, 2022
by The Associated Press

The licensing company that controls the name and image of “The King” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday. Authentic Brands Group sent cease-and-desist letters in early May to multiple chapels, which are expected to be compliant by now.

(Link):  Now or Never: Elvis-themed weddings no longer permitted in Las Vegas, licensing company tells chapel owners

Excerpts:

June 1, 2022
By Sarah Do Couto  Global News

Couples dreaming of an iconic Las Vegas wedding may feel all shook up if Elvis isn’t allowed in the building.

The licensing company that controls the name and image of Elvis Presley has ordered Las Vegas chapel owners and operators to cease using the star’s likeness in themed ceremonies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal originally reported.

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the company that licenses all Elvis-related products, sent a cease and desist letter on May 19 to numerous chapels in the state. The group also oversees several other major estates, including that of Marilyn Monroe and Muhammad Ali.

In the letter from ABG, the company writes that they intend to stop the unauthorized use of “Elvis Presley’s name, likeness, voice image, and other elements of Elvis Presley’s persona in advertisements, merchandise, and otherwise.”

(Link): Vegas chapels all shook up by Elvis likeness crackdown

Excerpts:

By John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 30, 2022

Elvis might be leaving the buildings.

The company that lords over the King’s image and likeness is cracking down on Las Vegas chapels that book Elvis-themed weddings and otherwise embrace his persona. Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which licenses Elvis Presley-related merchandise, has issued a cease-and-desist letter dated May 19 to several Las Vegas chapels.

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Man Proposes to Woman at Her Father’s Funeral

Man Proposes to Woman at Her Father’s Funeral

Proposing at a funeral is weird, tacky, and insensitive.

(Link): Man Proposes to Woman at Her Father’s Funeral

May 11, 2022
by Ben Cost

It was one wedding and a funeral.

A South African pastor is being excoriated online after filming himself proposing to a grieving woman in the middle of her father’s funeral — mere feet from the deceased’s coffin. Video of the proposal has over 278,000 views as critics accuse the man of making the somber occasion about himself.

“Proposing [to] the deceased’s daughter right at the funeral. Wiping the tears there and there,” reads the caption to the clip, which was uploaded a week ago by the fiancé — who goes by @M.Mojela on TikTok.

According to CEN, the pastor, who was presiding over the service, had asked for the woman’s hand in order to help heal her broken heart.

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Former Arizona Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Crashing Weddings and Stealing Newlyweds’ Gifts

Former Arizona Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Crashing Weddings and Stealing Newlyweds’ Gifts

(Link): Ex-sheriff’s deputy accused of crashing weddings, stealing card boxes with at least $3K each

After Landon Earl Rankin’s arrest, police in Chandler, Arizona, said they had connected him to at least 11 incidents of theft in the East Valley.

May 9, 2022
By Marlene Lenthang

A former Arizona sheriff’s deputy has been arrested, accused of crashing weddings and dashing out with card boxes holding thousands of dollars.

(Link):  Ex-deputy accused of posing as wedding guest to steal gifts 

by The AP
May 6, 2022

A retired sheriff’s deputy posed as a guest at two Phoenix-area weddings to steal boxes of cards containing thousands of dollars and is under investigation in a series of similar crimes, authorities said Friday.

Landon Earl Rankin, 54, was arrested Wednesday in the thefts at private venues in April and was being held without bond, according to Chandler police and court and jail records.

According to police, the two stolen boxes of wedding cards each contained between $3,000 and $6,000.

(Link): Former Arizona Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Crashing Weddings and Stealing Newlyweds’ Gifts

May 9, 2022
by Paul Best

A former sheriff’s deputy in Arizona allegedly crashed as many as 11 weddings and stole thousands of dollars worth of gifts from newly married couples, the Chandler Police Department said this week.

Landon Earl Rankin, 54, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of two counts of burglary in relations to thefts at two Phoenix-area weddings last month.

He is also facing several drug charges after police found amphetamine and fentanyl in his possession, according to Chandler police.

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Bride and Caterer Charged with Lacing Wedding Food with Cannabis, Some Wedding Guests Became Ill

Bride and Caterer Charged with Lacing Wedding Food with Cannabis, Some Wedding Guests Became Ill

Hey, Brad Wilcox, Al Mohler, and other hyper-marriage-promoters: marriage does not make people more responsible, godly, or mature. Another example below.

(Link): Florida Bride and Wedding Caterer Laced Food With Cannabis, Sickening Guests, Court Docs Say

(Link): A Florida Bride And Her Caterer Allegedly Served Cannabis-Laced Food To Unknowing Guests

Several of the unwitting guests became so stoned they had to be hospitalized.

… The bride, Danya Shea Svoboda, 42, and the caterer, Joycelyn Montrinice Bryant, 31, have been charged with tampering with food, delivery of marijuana, and culpable negligence.

(Link): Florida bride and caterer charged with lacing wedding food with cannabis

April 21, 2022
by Jamiel Lynch and Elizabeth Wolfe

A Florida bride and her wedding caterer have been arrested and accused of lacing wedding food, including lasagna, with marijuana and causing several guests to become sick, according to their arrest warrant affidavits.

Bride Danya Shea Svoboda, 42, and caterer Joycelyn Montrinice Bryant, 31, have been charged with culpable negligence, delivery of marijuana and violating Florida’s Anti-Tampering Act, the affidavits say.

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18 Self-Absorbed Brides And Grooms Who Really Felt Entitled To Stuff For Their Weddings

18 Self-Absorbed Brides And Grooms Who Really Felt Entitled To Stuff For Their Weddings

I read through several of those, and holy f*ck on a cracker, there are some deeply entitled (I’m guessing these are narcissists) out there – for any of these who are Americans, I am deeply ashamed… what the hell are you doing, parents of America, raising such entitled assh*les?

(Link): 18 Self-Absorbed Brides And Grooms Who Really Felt Entitled To Stuff For Their Weddings

Excerpts:

“I am expecting everyone to spend AT LEAST $400 on the wedding gifts.”

by Christopher Hudspeth BuzzFeed Staff

I think Brad needs to call off this wedding – what an entitled bitch:

3. This person seeking custom-made centerpieces on very short notice.

Sender: Hey girly thanks for your RSVP! Brad and I are thrilled to have you for our special day. Can I ask a simple favor?

Recipient: Thanks. I’m excited and happy for you! And of course, what do you need?

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