A 66-year-old Navy veteran from Milwaukee died “alone” of the coronavirus — as his quarantined family was unable to see him, according to new reports.
Lawrence Riley — who served during the Vietnam War and was a retired firefighter who survived two strokes — appeared able to beat anything, his family told ABC News.
But he died Thursday, two days after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“The way he handled pain, he was a tough guy,” his son, Elvaughn Riley, 28, told the outlet. “For this to take him out, it was a shock.”
Lawrence was feeling tired and drained over the weekend, and by Monday, he was bedridden, his son said.
By Tuesday, his family rushed him to the hospital, where he was placed in a medically induced coma and tested positive for COVID-19, according to the report.
His family did not have the opportunity to see him those last two days — as his wife