Adam Schlesinger’s Girlfriend Posts Instagram Photo Taken Right Before His Death Due To COVID-19
Adam Schlesinger was a singer-songwriter and producer responsible for writing songs for shows like Gossip Girl, Saturday Night Live and The Hills. He was a three-time Emmy Award winner and widely known in the music world for being a hit-maker. Schlesinger was hospitalized for a week and put on a ventilator before he succumbed to COVID-19 on April 1, 2020, at the age of 52. His girlfriend Alexis Morley took to Instagram to share how devastated she is from the loss.
Adam Schlesinger Felt COVID-19 Symptoms After The Couple Went On A Walk
Morley posted a photo from the pairs last walk that they took together on March 15. That same night was when everything changed. “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,” she said in her caption. She tried to help nurse him back to health and feel better but she ultimately ended up taking him to the hospital a week later.
“I wasn’t allowed to walk in with him,” she said. Hospitals are limiting the number of people and visitors allowed in as a protective measure to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. “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,” she continued. She thought he was going to be ok but the next morning he was intubated and unable to communicate. After 10 days of being on a ventilator, she was sadly told that he was not going to make it.
Morley Made Arrangements To See Schlesinger One Last Time Before His Death
Morley asked if she could see her boyfriend one last time knowing that hospital rules are strict. She paints a picture of the dark and somber place she had to walk through to see him. “They made special arrangements for me to be allowed into the COVID unit: a low-lit, grim, heavy place; the medical workers and I obscured by layers of PPE. But Adam looked sweet, peaceful, beautiful. I’m so thankful that I got to spend that one final hour with him,” she said. This is very rare because a lot of people do not get the opportunity to say goodbye to their family members who are dying from COVID-19, but Morley cherished the moment.
And this has to be the most heartbreaking thing of all, saying goodbye. She posted the following post a day after Schlesinger’s death. “I am so heartbroken and afraid. I can’t imagine life without you by my side,” she said. This is extremely emotional and clearly very difficult for Morley to write. “I love you so so much, my Adam. You are the best one. RIP,” said the caption followed by a bunch of broken heart emojis.
After she visited Schlesinger for one last time, she received the call that he had passed away. “Jordan, a male nurse who’d been so wonderfully compassionate in the COVID unit, called to tell me that Adam had just passed, peacefully,” she said in an Instagram comment. “He was holding his hand as it happened. It had been a dark, overcast day, but at that moment the sun came out for just a few minutes and lit up the entire sky,” she said as she remembered her boyfriend.
Conan O’Brien Posted A Heartfelt Video Tribute For Schlesinger
Conan O’Brien recalled Schlesinger coming onto his talk show at least six times and called him an extraordinary man. He spoke about how Schlesinger’s band called Fountains Of Wayne performed a cover of The Kinks’ song “Better Things” on his late-night show after the attacks on September 11, 2001. He called it “such a special moment” because it shifted the mood and gave people hope.
Schlesinger was a very talented musician and had a lot of celebrities that loved him as well as family, friends and fans.
Our hearts go out to those that knew Adam Schlesinger and we continue to urge people to stay home and not put other lives at risk during this COVID-19 pandemic.