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Dad-To-Be Dies Of Heatstroke Weeks Before Birth Of Son

'He was my best friend and my soul mate'

A Queensland man has died after collapsing from heatstroke just weeks before he was due to welcome his first child with his pregnant wife.

Matthew Hall was dirt bike riding when in the Beerburrum State Forrest when he became unwell and by the time paramedics reached him he had a temperature of 42 degrees.

His organs began to shut down and his condition deteriorated as the rescue helicopter landed and he passed away, reports Seven News. 

Mr Hall leaves behind his heavily pregnant wife Emily Hall, who was due to give birth to the couple’s first child in just two weeks.

“He was my best friend and my soul mate,” the 30-year-old widow said in a statement.

“I can’t fathom life without him but my strength is knowing he will live through his son.

“I will love him enough for the two of us and I will make sure I do Matt proud and be the best mum to him.”

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