Fountain of Wayne Adam Schlesinger’s partner shares tribute after he died of COVID

The partner of Adam Schlesinger, who died as a result of coronavirus complications at the age of 52 earlier this month, has paid tribute to the celebrated musician and composer.

On Sunday, Schlesinger’s girlfriend Alexis Morley posted the last photo taken of the pair together, alongside an emotional tribute to her husband, who was known as a member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy-winning songwriter for TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

“This is the last photo of Adam and me, March 15” Morley wrote. “We went on a gorgeous 4 mile walk that day with our friend.” 

Last picture: TV songwriter Adam Schlesinger’s partner shared this final picture of the pair (March 15, 2020) before he died from coronavirus related complications earlier this month 

As well as Morley, Schlesinger is survived by his two daughters, Sadie and Claire Schlesinger, his sister Laurie Rose; and his ex-wife Katherine Michel.

In the emotional caption, Morley reveals that in the days leading up to his death she had tried to “nurse him back to health” before he was finally omitted to a hospital, after suffering a high fever. 

When Morley arrived at the hospital, she notes how she wasn’t allowed in with her husband and had to drive home alone “terrified” through a snowstorm. 

“The next morning he was intubated. I never got to hear his voice again,” she added. 

Loving: In the caption, Morley reveals that in the days leading up to his death she had tried to “nurse him back to health” before he was finally omitted to a hospital

Tribute: Schlesinger was known as a member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy-winning songwriter for TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Heartbreaking: His partner revealed in the captions how the pair spent their days leading up this his untimely death 

Paying tribute: The second part to her caption was posted in the comment section 

Morley revealed she was allowed special access to see her husband one last time when she was told that he wasn’t going to make it.

She described the room as 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 one final hour with him.” 

‘There would be no Playtone [Productions] without Adam’: The New York-born, New Jersey-raised pop savant penned the catchy theme song to Tom Hanks’ 1996 directorial debut That Thing You Do, and the 63-year-old Oscar winner remembered him on Twitter

Tom and his wife Rita Wilson have been recovering from the virus, and she was saddened by the news and tweeted: ‘He had extraordinary musical talent. His loss is deeply felt’

The New York-born, New Jersey-raised pop savant penned the catchy theme song to Tom Hanks’ 1996 directorial debut That Thing You Do, and Tom Hanks was just one of many celebrities to pay tribute to Schlesinger earlier this month.

‘There would be no Playtone [Productions] without Adam Schlesinger,’ wrote Hanks, who’s also recovering from the virus.

‘Without his That Thing You Do! He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19. Terribly sad today.’

‘Broken heart’: That Thing You Do star Johnathon Schaech (2-R) shared an on-set snap and called Adam (M) ‘talented’ and tweeted that ‘our hearts are broken in a million pieces’

Tragedy: That Thing You Do star Ethan Embry fondly recalled the day the cast and crew chose his song from six submitted tracks from different bands

Schlesinger’s famous cousin Jon Bernthal hasn’t reacted to his death but he wrote recently: ‘As a little boy I would be mesmerized by his talent. He showed me how cool it was to be an artist. We love you Cuz’

Collaborator: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Rachel Bloom – who welcomed her daughter on the same day of his passing – called the Stacey’s Mom hitmaker an ‘irreplaceable genius’ and shared several photos of them together (pictured Wednesday)

Hanks’ second wife Rita Wilson wrote that she was saddened by the news and tweeted: ‘He had extraordinary musical talent. His loss is deeply felt.’

That Thing You Do star Johnathon Schaech shared an on-set snap and called Adam ‘talented’ and tweeted that ‘our hearts are broken in a million pieces Broken heartBroken heartBroken heart.’

That Thing You Do star Ethan Embry fondly recalled the day the cast and crew chose his song from six submitted tracks from different bands.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Rachel Bloom – who welcomed her daughter on the same day of his passing – called the Stacey’s Mom hitmaker an ‘irreplaceable genius’ and shared several photos of them together.

‘One example of how Adam might have affected your life?’ the 32-year-old new mother wrote.

The 32-year-old new mother wrote, ‘One example of how Adam might have affected your life: over the past few years, many people have told me that they have used “Gettin’ Bi” to come out. Well, that song was all Adam’

‘Over the past few years, many people have told me that they have used “Gettin’ Bi” to come out. Well, that song was all Adam.’

Last year, Schlesinger won his third Emmy Award alongside Bloom and Jack Dolgen for the show’s song, Antidepressants Are So Not A Big Deal.

Adam scored his Grammy Award for co-writing A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! and Stephen Colbert called him a ‘great (and patient) and talented artist with whom it was my good luck to work. Peace.’

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel remembered how Schlesinger penned the theme song to Crank Yankers, calling him ‘a kind and super-talented man who will be missed. Sending love to his family, friends and fans.’

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Adam’s death was ‘a sad, sad loss for Jersey’s music scene’ in his Twitter tribute.

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