While appearing on "The Talk," Jamie Lee Curtis tearfully recalled recently presiding over a superfan's Zoom wedding in which the terminally ill groom died less an hour after tying the knot.
Anthony Woodle was a huge "Halloween" fan. On Halloween 2016, he proposed to his girlfriend, Emilee. Three years later, before the couple walked down the aisle, Anthony was diagnosed with throat cancer. His diagnosis came on, you guessed it, Halloween.
While this was all happening, Jamie Lee found out about the fan and his terminal illness. She was so moved by his story and his fandom that she's offered to officiate he and Emilee's wedding remotely. However, by the time the wedding date came on Sept. 13, Anthony had taken a turn for the worse. Still, the wedding pressed on and Jamie officially married Anthony and his fianceé while he lay unconscious in bed, his bride-to-be laying next to him.
The wedding began at 10:30 a.m. Anthony passed away at 11:17 a.m.
"It turned out to be something obviously incredibly moving and also very life affirming," Jamie said.
After hearing of the death the following day, Jamie paid tribute to Anthony.
"Anthony Woodle, rest in the knowledge that you came from love, were surrounded by love and found true love in Emilee," she wrote on, yes, Halloween. "Anthony, I am honored to have been your friend."
Prior to the death, Anthony did get one dying wish: he got to see "Halloween Kills," which isn't slated for release until 2021 due to COVID-19 delays.
"You and Emilee were the ONLY people who have seen #halloweenkills," Jamie wrote on Instagram. Emilee later said that viewing the film was the most she'd ever "seen [Anthony] smile."