South Carolina Father Dies From Heart Attack Just Minutes After Dancing With Daughter at Her Wedding


“You never know when the last time will be the last time!”

That’s the first line of the Facebook post Jeni Buchanan wrote to let friends know her husband passed away – just moments after dancing with their daughter, Michele Howard, at her wedding in Costa Rica on Saturday.

Tim Buchanan, 54, a veteran detective with the York County Sheriff’s Department in Rock Hill, South Carolina, had a heart attack just minutes after his father-daughter dance and died.

“He was the most beautiful soul I have ever known and I will never be the same without him,” Jeni, a wedding photographer, wrote. “I know he loved me and our family. Over the years we raised four amazing children, cared for my little brothers when they needed us the most and had even had the honor of a beautiful grandchild.”

Jeni also posted a photo of the couple that was taken during their daughter’s wedding.

“I am so very grateful for this image of us that our dear friends snuck during our daughter’s wedding yesterday. Little did I know just a few hours later we would lose him.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Michelle Boudin