News

Alabama man dies weeks after wedding dance with daughter

DAPHNE, Ala. - A terminally ill Alabama man who was captured on video dancing with his newlywed daughter at her wedding reception has died.

News outlets report Gulf Coast attorney Jim Roberts died Thursday, less than two weeks after he used a wheelchair to dance with daughter Mary Bourne Roberts at the reception.

The video shows the woman dancing and twirling around her seated father to the tune of Lee Ann Womack’s hit song “I Hope You Dance.”

Roberts was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in May 2017, but he and his daughter were determined to have the traditional father-daughter dance at her wedding.

Mary Bourne Roberts wed James Butts in a church along Mobile Bay on Dec. 29. Roberts also accompanied his daughter down the aisle in a wheelchair.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
RELATED STORIES :
Entertainment
Here comes the song, here comes the song. Here comes the same music weve heard far too often at matrimonial affairs. Theres certainly nothing wrong with getting hitched, but couples...
Top Stories
To his neighbours on Saltspring Island, B.C., he was an avid gardener and a history writer who lived a quiet life with his wife and children. But to the British...
Top Stories
A B.C. family is calling for government oversight of indoor trampoline parks after a four year old girl broke her leg while playing at one such facility. Maddie Villanueva was injured Saturday,...
Top Stories
TORONTO The family of a Canadian man killed in a nightclub shooting in Mexico is planning a big celebration for the popular security guard when they bring his body...
Top Stories
After a year of insatiable rumours and another four months of a whirlwind engagement, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas have officially been proclaimed husband and wife —...