Florida couple, married 51 years, die of coronavirus six minutes apart
Stuart and Adrian Baker, a couple married for more than 51 years, recently died due to complications from COVID-19.
Before just a few weeks ago, Stuart and Adrian Baker were perfectly healthy.
The inseparable couple had been married for more than 51 years and were living in Boynton Beach, Florida, in retirement. Neither of them had any serious health conditions. Then in mid-March, they started feeling ill.
According to their son, Buddy Baker, they were in “perfect health” just a few weeks ago.
“My parents were amazing people,” he said in a widely shared video on Twitter. “They passed away six minutes apart.”
Stuart was hit harder by the virus at first, and he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit.
Adrian, meanwhile, had been recovering at home, but her condition deteriorated when she learned her husband was in the ICU, the network reported.
When both were judged to be near death, they were moved into the same hospice room and taken off their ventilators so they could die together.
Their death was revealed by their son, Buddy Baker, a longtime NFL agent.
Baker’s mother had no symptoms when she tested positive for COVID-19
About four weeks ago, Stuart and Adrian went to the doctor after they weren’t feeling well, according to Baker.
They were eventually sent home.A few days later, their symptoms still hadn’t improved so their doctor recommended that they visit the hospital.
Baker said that they were also sent home from the hospital and told to self-quarantine until they felt better.
“This is pre- the world shutting down, pre- the NCAA tournament getting canceled, so you’re still not thinking this is going to be something which is life threatening,” he said.
“In loving memory of my mom and dad – please make the tough and right choice and stop the spreading of this virus,” the son said in a moving video on Twitter.