Young bride dies from mystery illness on honeymoon in Fiji

A healthy, young Sydney nurse has tragically died just days into her honeymoon in Fiji.

Kelly Clarke first felt sick on Wednesday, thinking she had a stomach bug, and went to lay down in her hotel room.

But her husband, Chase, took her to Lautoka Hospital, north of Nadi, where a short time later she was told she had contracted typhoid.


The 24-year-old, who graduated with her nursing degree earlier this year, was placed into an induced coma while her husband and family back home tried desperately to organise for her to be flown to New Zealand for treatment.

However, she went into cardiac arrest five times in the hour before her death on Friday.

Blood tests have revealed that typhoid was not the cause of her death, with further tests to now be carried out.

Initially, her family set up a Go Fund Me page to pay for the intensive care helicopter, raising thousands of dollars in a matter of hours.

They now plan to use the money to bring her body home.

Mr Clarke has told of his horror at making the final call on his wife’s welfare, saying she “would not have wanted to be a vegetable” or a “burden on anyone”.

They were married in April and were also in Fiji for a friend’s wedding.