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Woman dies just weeks before her wedding following 'routine operation'

Woman dies just weeks before her wedding following 'routine operation'

Angela Gillies was meant to be marrying Kevin Pratt in September.

A woman has tragically died just weeks before she was set to walk down the aisle following a 'routine operation'.

Angela Gillies, 51, from Inverness, Scotland, was a 'radiant, beautiful and positive' individual according to her heartbroken family and friends.

The grandmother of three was due to marry Kevin Pratt on 23 September at the Nethybridge Hotel in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

But tragically, Angela passed away on Sunday (20 August), just one week before she was set to celebrate her 52nd birthday.

It came after the grandmother was admitted to the intensive care unit following a routine operation at Raigmore Hospital on 18 August.

Angela suffered from fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, along with muscle stiffness and difficulty getting to sleep, according to the NHS.

Angela and Kevin were set to wed in September.

It remains unclear at this stage what caused Angela's sudden passing.

Her family have since taken to social media to remember Angela, allowing others to pay tribute to this 'positive' woman.

Angela's devastated fiancé, Kevin, wrote on Facebook: "I am just so heartbroken and devastated... I am going to miss all my road trips with this special lady and our adventures.

"I promised my beautiful fiancée that I will be there for her lovely mum and dad... and her courageous sons and [their] partners.

"We have gained our three beautiful grandchildren. They will get us through this difficult time in our lives.

"I will love my fiancée for the rest of my life."

Alongside the lovely words, Kevin included a photo of him and Angela.

A GoFundMe page - which has already surpassed its £2,000 target - was set up by Angela's friend Helen Duncan to help the family with funeral costs.

Helen spoke about her dear fiend in the description of the fundraiser, describing her as a 'radiant person'.

Angela has been described as a 'radiant person'
Facebook/Kevin Pratt

She added: "She has an amazing smile and an unmistakable laugh that would fill you with joy. Angela would do anything for family and friends. Even when she was debilitated through fibromyalgia, she was still there for loved ones.

"Angela loved life. Her love of all things Disney and Christmas definitely kept her young. That air of innocence and excitement you get with children. Angela had that.

"She had so much love for others, was excited by others accomplishments and saddened by others hurt.

"Angela was always so positive and excited. When I went through hell, she always had kind words and care."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook / GoFundMe

Topics: UK News, Health, Wedding