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Emmy and Grammy profitable musician and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger has died of coronavirus problems at 52.

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Adam Schlesinger’s associate has opened up concerning the Fountains of Wayne musician’s closing, heartbreaking moments earlier than dying of coronavirus complications on April 1.

Alexis Morley detailed Schlesinger’s COVID-19 battle in an agonizing-yet-inspirational, loving Instagram post Sunday alongside the final photograph of the 2 on a beautiful hike in upstate New York, taken March 15.

The Grammy and Emmy-winning musician, feted for his work on TV’s “Loopy Ex Girlfriend,” fell ailing that very subsequent morning, Morley defined. Schlesinger, 52, wakened at four a.m. with a excessive fever.

“I attempted to maintain him comfy, nurse him again to well being, as we waited for the fever to interrupt,” wrote Morley. “We had been certain it could, identical to every other crappy flu. He mentioned, ‘I’m okay. I’ve my Alexis.’ “

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💔💔💔 This is the last photo taken of Adam and me, March 15. We went on a gorgeous, 4 mile walk that day with our friend @davidwatts1978, after driving upstate from the city the day before. It sounds out of character, but in the past year Adam had grown open to, and eventually enthusiastic about, taking long walks outdoors (we just weren’t allowed to call them “hikes”). This one was “Poets’ Walk” in Red Hook. We’d gone there before, mostly because we liked the name and had lots of jokes about all the “poets” we’d see (we envisioned old, cartoonishly-tweedy guys, ambling around, hands clasped behind backs, gazing into the sky in search of “inspiration”). That night he woke up at 4am with a fever. We spent such a sweet week together, our roles kind of reversed because usually Adam was the one to take care of me. I tried to keep him comfortable, nurse him back to health, as we waited for the fever to break. We were sure it would, just like any other crappy flu. He said, “I’m ok. I have my Alexis.” But 7 days later things got worse and I drove him to the hospital. I wasn’t allowed to walk in with him. I drove home alone through a snowstorm terrified (the first time I’d driven a car in years), but 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” 😪. The next morning he was intubated. I never got to hear his voice again. After 10 days of me, our incredible families, and friends drawing on every resource possible trying to help, I got a 3am call from the hospital telling me he wasn’t going to make it. I asked if there was any way I could see him, and they made special arrangements for me to be allowed into the covid unit. It was a low-lit, grim, heavy place, the medical workers and I all hidden under layers and layers of PPE. But Adam looked sweet, peaceful, beautiful. I’m so thankful that I got to spend that one last hour with him — and that I was able to connect Sadie & Claire and Bobbi & Steve through my phone’s facetime to say goodbye too. I like to think he could sense us all there, but he was deeply unconscious. (CONT in comment) #adamschlesinger @adamdschlesinger

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Every week later the situation had worsened, and Schlesinger needed to be hospitalized alone, with out Morley or every other guests.

“We spent the night time texting, making cute jokes, feeling optimistic. He saved telling me how a lot he beloved me and thanked me for saving his life,” Morley wrote. “The subsequent morning he was intubated and I by no means acquired to listen to his voice once more.”

Regardless of a 10-day battle to save lots of the singer, Morley obtained a Three a.m. name from the hospital with grim information: “He wasn’t going to make it. I requested if there was any method I might see him.”

Morley wrote that the hospital made particular preparations to permit her to go to him contained in the COVID-19 unit.

“It was a low-lit, grim, heavy place, the medical staff and I all hidden below layers and layers of PPE,” Morley wrote. “However Adam seemed candy, peaceable, stunning. I’m so grateful that I acquired to spend that one final hour with him.”

Morley was in a position to connect with expensive mates on her cellphone for a FaceTime goodbye to Schlesinger.

“I wish to assume he might sense us all there, however he was deeply unconscious,” Morley wrote, persevering with so as to add to her tribute within the Instagram feedback part.

“Shortly after I arrived again on the home, Jordan, a male nurse who’d been so splendidly compassionate within the covid unit, known as to inform me that Adam had simply handed, peacefully,” Morley wrote, “He was holding his hand because it occurred.”

She described the following Instagram photograph, the brilliant solar showing by means of winter timber.

“It had been a darkish, overcast day, however at that second the solar got here out for only a few minutes and lit up all the sky,” Morley wrote. “I like you so, a lot, Adam.” 

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