It was yet another day to mourn in the music world as Fountains of Wayne singer Adam Schlesinger breathed his last breath post affected with corona.
Describing the greatest loss his partner Alexis Morley shared her final memories with him.
Alexis posted on Sunday with the last picture they were together where they were seen taking a ‘gorgeous’ stroll on March 15th in upstate New York. The most loved singer tested positive with COVID-19 and he passed away on the 1st of April.
In her heartfelt post she wrote saying: “grown open to, and eventually enthusiastic about” taking walks together — as long as they didn’t refer to them as “hikes,” she said jokingly. She also said that post this he was having fever the next morning.
“We spent such a sweet week together, our roles kind of reversed because usually, Adam was the one to take care of me,” wrote Morley. “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 brought him to the hospital.”
She continued that: she was not permitted to stay at the hospital and she drove back “terrified” yet they kept messaging each other “making cute jokes [and] feeling optimistic.”
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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 NYC the day before. It sounds out of character, but in the past year Adam had grown open to, and eventually enthusiastic about, 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 the “poets” we hoped to see (we envisioned old, cartoonishly-tweedy guys, ambling, hands clasped behind backs, gazing to 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 brought 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, confident he’d be ok. 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. He wasn’t going to make it. I asked if there was any way I could see him (a cruelty of the pandemic is a strict ban on visitors). They made special arrangements to allow me 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—and that I could connect Sadie & Claire and Bobbi & Steve through my phone’s facetime too. I like to think he could sense us there, but he was deeply unconscious. (CONT in comment) #adamschlesinger#fountainsofwayne#crazyexgirlfriend @adam_schlesinger
“He kept telling me how much he loved me and thanked me for ‘saving [his] life,’” Morley recalled. “The next morning he was intubated. I never got to hear his voice again.”
Alexis kept saying that she received a call from the medical center at 3 a.m. that Adam “wasn’t going to make it.”
“I asked if there was any way I could see him (cruelty of the pandemic is a strict ban on visitors),” she wrote. “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.”
Adding to this she shared: “But Adam looked sweet, peaceful, beautiful. I’m so thankful that I got to spend that one final hour with him … I like to think he could sense us there, but he was deeply unconscious.”
Just after she reached home post seeing Adam she again received a call stating that he passed away. Morley posted another picture from that day stating that “sunlight breaking through an otherwise gloomy day.”
“Shortly after I arrived back at the house, 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 wrote. “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. That’s the second picture.”
Finally, Morley ended: “I love you so, so much, Adam.”