A WIFE who wed her best friend has spoken of her grief after losing him ten days into their marriage.
Karen Fisher, 44, and new husband Robert were on their honeymoon in Tunisia when he suffered a heart attack, an inquest heard.
Robert, from Portland Street, Clowne, died aged 46 at the newlywed’s hotel in the early hours of October 5, 2011.
A devastated Mrs Fisher, speaking after the hearing at Chesterfield Coroners’ Court, said: “He was the most amazing person I’ve ever met. He had a huge character and was a very popular person.”
The couple had kept in touch since meeting at school and had been in a relationship for two years before deciding to tie the knot at the Lion Hotel in Worksop.
“We had been friends for 28 years,” she added. “He was my best friend for the past 12 years.”
The inquest revealed how he had been complaining of indigestion pains for two weeks prior to his death.
Mrs Fisher said they thought the pains were stress-related during the hearing on Tuesday.
She explained how the pains had progressively worsened that evening and he was walking to the reception to inquire about pain-relief tablets when he collapsed and was found by another holiday-maker.
The hotel contacted Mrs Fisher before a Thomson’s area manager explained what had happened.
Coroner Dr Robert Hunter recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.