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Report: Groom commits suicide hours after wedding

msnbc.com staff

NEW YORK -- A just-married groom jumped to his death in the Harlem River on Sunday, hours after his wedding to a longtime girlfriend, The New York Post reported.

The groom, identified as Fernando Brazier, 28, left a suicide note for his bride, Trudian Hay, at the front desk of the hotel where they stayed on their wedding night, according to the Post. Witnesses said he then took a cab to the river.

He said in the note that "he couldn’t take it anymore, and to take care of the kids," Brazier’s sister, Shawna Weeks, told The Post. "He left his ring in the envelope."

The marine unit of the New York Fire Department found Brazier’s body near Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx, according to Post sources.