Baldwin County

Daphne bride's father in viral father-daughter dance video has passed away

 BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) -- A Daphne bride's terminally ill father in the viral father-daughter dance video has passed away. 

According to a close family friend, Mary Bourne's father Jim Roberts passed away Thursday around noon. Roberts was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain tumor, in May of 2017.

Each day after, the family wondered whether he would make it to his daughter's wedding, and he did!

The video of he and his daughter dancing went viral, after their photographer, Cindy McCrory with Blue Room Photography, posted their dance on Facebook. 

The family is hoping to raise awareness about Jim's illness, and encourage people to donate to the American Brain Tumor Association.


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