The real life fault in our stars couple died this week just five days apart but reunited for all eternity

It’s just another night and I’m staring at the moon,
I saw a shooting star and thought of you

Many of you have heard this iconic song by Ed Sheeran but how many have actually seen this heart rending movie of which the song is a part of? The fault in our stars a tearjerker about a terminally ill couple in love with each other touched hearts worldwide but yet again this amazing story will melt your heart once more.


The real life fault in our stars couple have just died with the wife passing away just five days after her husband. Katie and Dalton Prager passed away this week and were both just 26 years old.

1 The real life fault in our stars couple

Known worldwide as the Fault in our stars couple, Katie and Dalton Prager’s love story is what movies and books are made of but with a sad ending. Both Husband and wife succumbed to cystic fibrosis a deadly disease plaguing almost 3000 Americans even as I speak.


Katie lived just three days longer than her husband. She expired on Sept 22nd and her death though sad for many may have been rewarding for her as described by her mother “I truly believe Dalton had prepared a place for his wife”. She went on to state that had their story been made into a book, it would have ended with the words “And they lived happily ever after, in each other’s arms for eternity.”

The real life fault in our stars couple

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2 For Katie, there are no regrets

When Dalton passed away on September 17, Katie was not with him because she was too ill herself in hospice at her home in Flemingsburg Kentucky. The last time they saw each other was in July on their fifth wedding anniversary.

However they were allowed to FaceTime, communicating through their iOS devices. Katie stated that not for a moment did she regret her relationship with Dalton despite doctors warning her not to do so for fear of catching an infection.


In her own words” I’d rather have five years of being in love and just really completely happy than 20 years of not having anybody.”

For Katie, there are no regrets

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3 The movie the fault in our stars was based upon their story

Katie and Dalton Prager’s story was dramatized in the movie ‘the fault in our stars”. The circumstances in which they met and their relationship bears a huge resemblance to the onscreen couple Hazel grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters.

The movie the fault in our stars

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4 Their first meeting through FaceBook and their first ki*s at 18

When Katie met Dalton through Facebook they were both 18 years old, both suffered from cystic fibrosis. Katie had no qualms of starting a relationship with Dalton despite of the warnings of catching an infection. Katie and Dalton Prager were married in 2011. They were extremely happy and lived the best moments of their lives with each other despite it lasting only six years. To the world they were the real fault in our stars couple.

meeting through FaceBook

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5 The final days of Katie and Dalton

When Dalton died on Sept 17th, Katie posted on FaceBook. “Dalton fought a long hard battle with cystic fibrosis. He was a courageous fighter and ‘give up’ wasn’t in his vocabulary.”

His mother Renee Prager was heartbroken. In his obituary she wrote “That’s it. The last time I will ever rub your forehead and touch your beautiful flawless face”.

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6 Dalton was waiting with open arms….

Katie Prager passed away peacefully on the morning of Sept 22 five days after Dalton. As per her wishes she was at home when she died surrounded by her family including her father, mother, brother and her pet dogs. ‘I know Dalton was waiting with open arms” said her mom.

The cause of death for both husband and wife was attributed to complications developed form cystic fibrosis. In Katie’s case, her lung transplant also had caused problems. Somehow Katie knew it was her last Saturday at home but she wasn’t afraid because she felt that Dalton had “given her the strength, knowing it would be her last outing”.

Dalton was waiting

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7 True Love knows no boundaries

There is no story as touching as the relationship shared between Katie and Dalton Prager. In their worst moments of suffering they touched each other’s lives with a strength and courage to face their eventual demise. Although their families are heartbroken, for Dalton and Katie their physical suffering is over. They are now in a better world together in each other’s arms for eternity.

Take a look at Ed Sheeran’s video once more as a tribute to this beautiful couple and may they finally rest in peace.


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