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Bride-to-be collapses, dies at hen party

Karen Holst · 31 Jul 2011, 14:04

Published: 31 Jul 2011 14:04 GMT+02:00

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The bride’s quiet hen party in a villa outside Karlstad came to a quick end with a quick death, less than 24 hours before she was set to walk down the aisle.

Just before 8.30pm Saturday night, the 33-year-old woman collapsed without warning in front of her family and friends.

“It’s incredibly tragic,” Stefan Sundberg, a police officer in Karlstad, told the Expressen newspaper.

Ambulances arrived in less than 15 minutes and tried desperately to revive the betrothed with CPR, but all efforts proved futile.

Police do not suspect foul play, or that the death was caused by alcohol, drugs or something she ate.

“This was a sudden death, she just collapsed in front of her loves ones,” Sundberg said, adding that the cause of death is still unknown and officials continue to talk with her relatives.

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“I miss and love her, just like our children and families do,” said the woman’s fiancé, who would have become her husband on Sunday.

Karen Holst (kholstmedia@gmail.com)

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Your comments about this article

16:46 July 31, 2011 by canuk
life is precious, cherish every day.
17:31 July 31, 2011 by hjoian
how about some GOOD news for a change! Thats awfull.
19:46 July 31, 2011 by Daniel Hynes
Heartbreaking :(

Hjoian, what kind of a world would it be if newspapers only published GOOD news..Get real!
22:17 July 31, 2011 by johnny1939
That is the way I would like to go happy!
23:45 July 31, 2011 by Dr. Dillner
"Hen party", is this like a Bachelorette party?
01:54 August 1, 2011 by sunnchilde
Healthy 33 year old people just don't drop dead for no reason. They better to an autopsy and full blood panel.
08:22 August 1, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
@Daniel Hynes

You just wrote what I would have written. No serious Swedish tabloid would dare publishing good news. Their sales would drop to zero. Just watch how they are making millions exploiting the tragety in Norway: News about memorial, photos of the victims, interviews with someone who knew one of the victims, comments by shrinks and experts, etc, etc. GOOD NEWS in a Swedish tabloid? That is utopic.


you are damn right. The tragedy sounds fishy and they should go deeper into the investigation, because, something is rotten someplace there.
10:00 August 1, 2011 by Eddymu
So tragic, can't imagine how her friends and family feel.

@sunnchilde & @J. L. Belmar

Yes perfectly healthy non-intoxicated people do die suddenly, you are just not aware.

The condition is called SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia/Adult Death Syndrome) do a search for it. Here is a link in any case: http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/SADS.htm
10:11 August 1, 2011 by J. L. Belmar

Yes Eddymu. Two close friends died of DADS, but it was discovered after a well done investigation and not like the police who declares

""This was a sudden death, she just collapsed in front of her loves ones," Sundberg said, adding that the cause of death is still unknown and officials continue to talk with her relatives.

As you can see, he opened his mouth (as usual) before really digging into the cause.That is the reason why sunnchilde wrote what he/she wrote and I wrote what I wrote. Don't you agree?
11:06 August 1, 2011 by Streja
J. L. Belmar, of course there will be an autopsy!
11:38 August 1, 2011 by J Jack
Seems like they already had children and lived together which is normal and binding in Sweden, so the groom to be would already be entitled to her estate and full custody of the children. Not so fishy anymore.
11:45 August 1, 2011 by Eddymu
@J. L. Belmar, of course it will be investigated but SADS is the most likely cause going by the reported events and the fact the police have no suspicion of foul play.

It was your assumption of "...something is rotten someplace there" that led me to post my comment.

To clarify I believe you insinuated there was a more malicious cause to what happened where as I would believe it is an unfortunate case of SADS.
20:10 August 1, 2011 by J. L. Belmar

Just read in between lines. As usual, the police declares that "they have no suspicion of foul play". Before an autopsy is conducted? Does not this sounds "fishy", or do you truly believe that the police is so efficient as to know at a glance if someone was murdered or not. Not in Sweden, Eddymu. Not in Sweden. In this country they usually catch the murderers and the bank robbers, because they always return to the crime scene or have a ID batch attached to their coats when committing a felony.
22:48 August 1, 2011 by Smallnose
Death of a to be bride, breast removed in vain, gonorrhoea on the rise, man raped child 75 times, is there actually anything good going on this country lately? Sometimes i am afraid to read any news here. Abba, swinging parties for married couples, Björn Borg, Saab 99, those were the days.
06:53 August 2, 2011 by J. L. Belmar

You are in the wrong country, buddy! There is still more to come, so it is wiser you to listen to your ABBA records.

On the other hand, do you really think that good news will sell copies of "The Infamous 4"?
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