A Thai man married his dead girlfriend in an act that is simultaneously morbid and sweet. Chadil Deffy, also known as Deff Yingyuen, wed his recently deceased bride Sarinya “Anne” Kamsook in a ceremony in the Surin province.
The couple had been together for a decade before a tragic accident claimed Kamsook’s life.
They had planned to get married. Yingyuen wanted to focus on his studies before setting a date, reports the Huffington Post.
The grieving groom wore a suit for the ceremony. He even placed a wedding ring on his girlfriend’s finger. Yingyuen even invited friends to the event.
It was likely an act of love. But it may have also been the result of guilt. A friend of the groom wrote a story in the Bangkok Times, the Huffington Post reported. The friend explained that the groom felt like he hadn’t done enough for Kamsook when she was still alive.
Kamsook even asked about marriage shortly before her accident. Yingyuen declined, wanting to wait.
It’s a sad situation. Maybe this is a lesson for all you hesitant brides and grooms out there. Life is short. It might not be the best to delay events or put off traveling. You never know when a tragic accident might befall you — or your beau.
Of course, Yingyuen’s wedding probably didn’t create a legal marriage. It was likely done simply for ceremonial and emotional reasons. In America, it would not be legal to marry someone who is already deceased. This is probably also the case under Thai law.
So while the Thai man married his dead girlfriend in a ceremony, legally they probably aren’t husband and wife.
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