Alexia Echevarria, a star of the Bravo reality television show "Real Housewives of Miami," said her mother died of COVID-19 on what was supposed to be Echevarria's wedding day.
"Early this morning I lost my mom to the horrible and deadly COVID-19," she told her 109,000 Instagram followers in a post that was accompanied by three photos of her and her mom and one image of her mother as a young woman.
Echevarria, 54, said she was "on the road to marry the man of my dreams when I had to stop everything as my mother became ill."
"What was supposed to be the happiest day of my life today has turned out to be the saddest," she added. "The last couple of days have been a rollercoaster of emotions for me."