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Heatstroke kills Aussie weeks before he welcomes first child

Matthew Hall's death comes two weeks before the birth of his first child. His devastated widow says she “can’t fathom life without him”.

Heat stroke dad Matthew Hall
Heat stroke dad Matthew Hall

An Australian man, who was due to welcome his first child in two weeks, has died from heatstroke - in a tragedy that made national news over the weekend.

30-year-old Matthew Hall collapsed and died of heatstroke on Friday, after he succumbed to temperatures in the low 30s. The pilot, from Brisbane, had been out dirt bike riding on the Sunshine Coast when he began to feel unwell, reports 7 News.

By the time paramedics reached the Australian, who was in Beerburrum State Forest, his body temperature had reached a critical 42 degrees and his organs had started to shut down.

Emily Hall/Facebook
Emily Hall/Facebook

Tragically, Matthew was just about to welcome his first child with wife, Emily Hall, also 30, in the coming weeks.

Shattered by her loss, Emily has spoken out about how she "can't fathom life without him," but is trying to remain strong for their baby son, due in just two weeks.

"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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