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Fountains of Wayne musician and bassist Adam Schlesinger died of complications from a coronavirus at the age of 52.

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Adam Schlesinger’s partner spoke about the heartbreaking moments of the Wayne Fountains musician before dying from complications from the coronavirus on April 1.

Alexis Morley detailed the battle of Schlesinger’s COVID-19 in a scary but inspiring and affectionate Instagram post alongside the last photo of the two on a magnificent hike in northern New York, taken on March 15 .

The Grammy and Emmy winning musician celebrated for his work on “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” fell ill the next morning, said Morley. Schlesinger, 52, woke up at 4 a.m. with a high fever.

“I tried to keep him comfortable, to look after him while we waited for the fever,” wrote Morley. “We were sure it would be like any other crappy flu.” He said, “I’m fine. I have my Alexis. “”

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??? This is the last photo taken of Adam and I on March 15. We did a wonderful 6 km hike that day with our friend @ davidwatts1978, after driving in the north of the city the day before. It sounds out of character, but in the past year, Adam had opened up and ultimately enthusiastic about taking long walks outside (we just weren’t allowed to call them ” hikes ”). This one was “Poets’s Walk” at Red Hook. We had been there before, mainly because we liked the name and we had a lot of jokes about all the “poets” we were going to see (we imagined old guys with a tweedy caricature, walking, hands clasped behind their backs , looking up into the sky). in search of “inspiration”). That night he woke up at 4 a.m. with a fever. We spent such a sweet week together, our roles were reversed because generally Adam was the one who took care of me. I tried to keep him comfortable, to look after him while we waited for the fever. We were sure it would be like any other crappy flu. He said, “I’m fine. I have my Alexis. But 7 days later, things got worse and I took him to the hospital. I was not allowed to enter with him. I came home alone through a terrified snowstorm (the first time I have driven a car in years), but we spent the night texting, making cute, optimistic jokes. He kept telling me how much he loved me and thanked me for “saving [his] life “?. The next morning, he was intubated. I could never hear her voice again. After 10 days of me, our incredible families and friends using all possible resources to try to help, I got a call from the hospital at 3 am telling me that he was not going to do it. I asked if there was a way to see it, and they made special arrangements for me to enter the Covid unit. It was a dark, dark and heavy place, the medical workers and I all hiding under layers and layers of PPE. But Adam looked sweet, peaceful, beautiful. I’m so thankful that I was able to spend this last hour with him – and that I was able to connect Sadie & Claire and Bobbi & Steve via my phone time to say goodbye too. I like to think he could smell us all over there, but he was deeply oblivious. (CONT in comment) #adamschlesinger @adamdschlesinger

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A week later, the situation had worsened and Schlesinger had to be hospitalized alone, without Morley or any other visitors.

“We spent the night texting, making cute jokes, feeling optimistic. He kept telling me how much he loved me and thanked me for saving his life, “wrote Morley. “The next morning, he was intubated and I could never hear his voice again. “

Despite a 10-day battle to save the singer, Morley received a call from the hospital at 3 a.m. with gloomy news: “He was not going to do it. I asked if there was a way to see it. “

Morley wrote that the hospital had made special arrangements for him to visit him inside COVID-19.

“It was a dark, dark and heavy place, the medical workers and I all hiding under layers and layers of PPE,” wrote Morley. “But Adam looked sweet, peaceful, beautiful. I am so grateful to have had the last hour with him. “

Adam Schlessinger died of complications from a coronavirus on April 1. (Photo: Jason Merritt / TERM, FilmMagic)

Morley was able to connect with dear friends on his phone for a FaceTime farewell to Schlesinger.

“I like to think he could feel us all over there, but he was deeply oblivious,” wrote Morley, continuing to add to his tribute in the Instagram comments section.

“Shortly after I got home, Jordan, a nurse who had been so wonderfully compassionate in the lust unit, called me to tell me that Adam had just passed by peacefully,” wrote Morley, “he was holding his hand as it happened. “

She described the next Instagram photo, the bright sun appearing through the winter trees.

“It was a dark, cloudy day, but at that time the sun came out for a few minutes and lit up the whole sky,” wrote Morley. “I love you so much, so much, Adam. “

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