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He really didn't want to get married

Nov 23, 2011 | Daily Mail |   97 comments

Bridegroom (28) commits suicide just hours after wedding to his school sweetheart - Left a note and wedding ring at hotel for his 26-year-old bride

BRIDAL JOY TURNS TO SORROW: Fernando Brazier with his new wife/widow Trudian Hay

A father of two took his own life by throwing himself into a river just hours after marrying his long-term love.

Fernando Brazier, 28, left a note at the front desk of the hotel, where he had spent the first night with his new wife, telling her where his body could be found.

The note also said: 'I can't take it anymore... take care of the kids'.

He was then seen leaving the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, New York around 9am on Sunday and climbing into a taxi.

He was discovered at the bottom of the Harlem River near Roberto Clemente State Park around 3pm, according to police sources.

Her family described the young mother, a college graduate, as 'distraught'.

Brazier's sister Shawna Weeks told the New York Post: 'He said [in the note] he couldn't take it anymore, and to take care of the kids.

'He left his ring in the envelope.'

The couple had been together since they were teenagers and had two daughters aged five and two years.

Brazier was reportedly suffering from depression for several months and had counselling with his fiancee.

His sister said: 'He would tell me that Trudy was a good person [but] he didn't want to marry her; he was feeling like he was pressured.'

Brazier worked as a night security guard and was studying to be a nurse.

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