A woman who spent two years in a coma was bid a heartbreaking farewell by loved ones, who switched off her life-support machine just hours after she was married.

He Jingjing and her fiance Lu Lai, of Guangdong in southeast China, had the world at their feet in 2011.

Both had found top jobs in the local government at Guangzhou, they had recently bought a flat and were planning to get married.

‘No matter how, she will live in my heart forever.’

Relieving the tragic events leading up to when his bride-to-be was taken ill, Lu Lai said: ‘We wanted a special wedding, so we were doing overtime to make sure we saved up enough.

‘She was ill but she did not want to stop work. Then one day I had a call to say she had collapsed at her computer and been taken to hospital.

‘They said she had stopped breathing on the way, and had to be resuscitated.

‘I was told at the hospital she was alive but later it became clear that she had been permanently brain damaged. There was nothing we could do for her.’

Her father Fang Lu said: ‘She was such a wonderful, vibrant young woman. I can’t believe she is gone, but she did always say she was prepared to be an organ donor and this way part of her will live on and help others to life.

‘She was our only child, we wanted to have one last special thing together.’