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