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30-Year-Old New Zealand Newlywed Passes Away After Found Collapsed and Unresponsive at Tanning Studio



A New Zealand newlywed was found collapsed and unresponsive inside a UK tanning studio on Saturday.

Piata Tauwhare, 30, booked a routine 11-minute tanning appointment, but it’s believed she suffered a medical episode.

Her worried husband Ifan Jones, 23, was unable to contact her following the visit.

Tauwhare was found two hours after she collapsed in the stand up tanning booth.

“Her mother-in-law Emma Collyer-Miles visited the salon to try and find her and discovered the door of the standing tanning booth Ms Tauwhare was using was locked, and after a short struggle, managed to force it open,” Yahoo News reported.

From Yahoo News:

“As soon as I opened that door I knew she’d gone. It’ll stay with me forever,” she told The Sun.

Attempts to revive Ms Tauwhare were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead four hours after her appointment began.

Ms Tauwhare had married her partner Ifan Jones, 23, last September and the pair had recently relocated to his hometown to start a new life together.

“Piata was the most wonderful, beautiful person in the world. She lit up my life and made me a better person,” he told The Sun.

“Our hearts are broken without her and she died in the most appalling and tragic way.”

Daily Mail noted:

It is believed she suffered sudden arrhythmic death syndrome before she was found up to two hours later.

Mr Jones paid tribute to his ‘compassionate, selfless’ wife who worked as a mental health worker.

He said: ‘Anyone who has ever had the pleasure to grace the presence of Piata Tauwhare will know that she was one of the kindest and purest souls they have ever and will ever remember.

‘Her gleaming smile, eternally set on her sun-kissed face will live happily in our hearts forever. Even when she didn’t understand a word our weird Welsh accents were saying, her teeth still glistened courteously and reassuringly to make us feel heard.

‘That was her in a nutshell, a compassionate, selfless woman, putting others first, even when she couldn’t understand a bloody word we were saying.

‘Pi was the most caring, special daughter, sister, cousin, friend and wife.’

The couple married in September before moving back to Mr Jones’ hometown of Swansea.


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