An inconsolable groom Krzysztof Michalowski, woke up on the morning after his wedding to discover that his bride, Mariola Orzechowska had died in her sleep beside him on Saturday morning.
Though the cause of death is still known, Mariola suffered epilepsy and it is believed she may have had a fit in her sleep. She was found in bed by her husband at the home they shared in Catterick, North Yorkshire, after he had gone to feed their baby thinking his wife was still sleeping.
Police were informed but a spokeswoman said there were no suspicious circumstances. Krzyszt’s close friend Michael Jonas said:
“It should have been one of the happiest days of Mariola’s life. At their wedding reception it was clear for all to see that Kris and Mariola were very much in love. They had two beautiful children – both under four years of age – and they had plans, a future together and everything to live for but no-one could have seen the tragedy ahead.
“After the celebrations were over, Mariola went to bed and fell asleep and never woke up again. She might have dreamt of her wonderful wedding day spent with her husband, children, family and friends, or the happiness they’d shared together. But the brutal reality is that she lived only one day and one night as his wife. The family are devastated and heartbroken. We all know how cruel life can be, but surely this is one of the cruelest twists of fate.”