Adam Schlesinger's Girlfriend Recalls Heartbreaking Details About Singer's Final Days

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Fountains of Wayne singer Adam Schlesinger enjoyed “such a sweet week” with girlfriend Alexis Morley before his death.

Schlesinger died on Apr. 1 from complications due to the coronavirus. He was 52.

On Monday, Morley opened up about her final days with Schlesinger in an Instagram post.

The post featured a photo of the couple taking a stroll in Red Hook, New York, two weeks before Schlesinger’s death.

“This is the last photo taken of Adam and me, March 15,” Morley captioned the post. “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, taking long walks outdoors (we just weren’t allowed to call them ‘hikes’).”

“This one was ‘Poets’ Walk’ in Red Hook,” Morley continued. “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’).”

Morley then detailed how at 4 a.m. the following morning, the musician woke up with a fever that would not break. The couple’s roles then “reversed” as Morley tried to take care of her love.

“We spent such a sweet week together, our roles kind of reversed because usually Adam was the one to take care of me,” she explained. “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.”