Dalton Prager, whose life mirrors the 2014 tearjerker “The Fault In Our Stars”, has died.
CNN reports that the 25-year-old Prager, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, died in a St. Louis hospital on Saturday, leaving behind his terminally-ill wife, Katie, who also has cystic fibrosis.
With a romance that echoes the star-crossed lovers played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the drama, Prager met Katie when she reached out to him over Facebook when they were just 18-years-old. The couple married two years later and planned to travel across all 50 states together, writing about their journey after they each received lung transplants. Unfortunately, Katie’s transplant didn’t take and is currently in hospice care in Kentucky.
On Saturday, together with Prager’s mother, she shared the news of her husband’s passing on Facebook.