A bride-to-be with a terminal illness tragically died moments before she was due to marry her boyfriend in her hospital room.
Xiao Hui’s wedding dress was hanging next to her bed and her partner Yang Feng was wearing his tuxedo as she drew her final breath.
The ceremony was due to begin minutes before Xiao died.
Yang was in tears as he told family and friends, who were gathered in the corridor, that his girlfriend’s health was rapidly failing and the wedding would not take place.
He planned the big day for Sunday after doctors in the Zhengzhou, China informed him of girlfriend’s deteriorating and terminal condition two days earlier.
Her wedding gown was still hanging next to her hospital bed when her body began to give in at 4:30pm.
He was at her side when she was pronounced dead at 5:18pm at Henan Provincial Cancer Hospital.
Xiao, 32, had been battling chronic myeloid leukemia – a form of blood-cell cancer that begins in the bone marrow – since she was 24.