Love Stories Never Have Endings
Till Death Do Us Not Part
NICE, France (Reuters) - A 35-year-old French woman
has married her boyfriend 18 months after he was
killed in a car accident.
Christel Demichel, who wore black, was married
Tuesday under a little-used law in the presence
of friends and relatives at city hall in the southern
city of Nice, local officials said. It would have
been her husband Eric's 30th birthday.
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"Eric and I promised when he was alive that
we would get married," she told French television.
"Even though he is dead, I respect the values
I shared with him, especially as his death was not
Eric Demichel, a policeman, was killed in a hit-and-run
car accident in September 2002. Christel, who was
pregnant at the time, lost her baby in the same
"I lived a beautiful love story and this wedding
testifies to it," Demichel said.
Posthumous marriage is allowed in France under
a law introduced by former President Charles de
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