Man Tragically Dies While Proposing To Girlfriend Underwater

Man Tragically Dies While Proposing To Girlfriend Underwater

Per WAFB, a Lousiana man tragically passed away while proposing to his girlfriend underwater.

His would-be fiancée, Kenesha Antoine, took to Facebook to share the devastating news, posting a video of the proposal, in which Steven Weber Jr. swam underwater, and held up a note to her.

The incident occurred when the couple were on holiday in Tanzania.

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The note, which has been placed in a water-tight ziplock back read "I can't hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you. But...everything I love about you I love more every day!" And on the other side of the note, Weber asked Antoine to marry him. 

In the clip shared by Antoine, she can be seen saying "yes", before Weber swam out of the frame. As of now, it's not clear how or why Weber drowned.

According to The Advocate, a U.S State Department official said on Friday that they were "aware of reports of the death of a U.S. citizen in Tanzania."

"We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance," they said.

In a tribute to her late partner, Antoine wrote on Facebook: "There are no words adequate enough to honor the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr. You were a bright light to everyone you encountered."

"You never met a stranger, and you brought so much joy to so many people. You were kind, compassionate, you regularly made me cry with laughter, and you showered me with a love like none I'd ever experienced."

Antoine proceeded to explain that Weber "never emerged from those depths", meaning he never got to hear her answer, which was: "Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you."

"We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable," she continued. 

"I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together."