Co-founder Adam Schlesinger was announced dead due to COVID-19 complications on April 1, 2020. Before his death Schlesinger had been hospitalized due to his COVID-19 symptoms being severe, but he had started to make small improvements.
In his early treatment Schlesinger was put on a ventilator as well as sedated to help with his recovery. In his attorney’s statement it was mentioned that Schlesinger was writing the lyrics and music for a new theater production with comedian Sarah Silverman at the time of his death.
Adam Schlesinger passes away at home surrounded by loved ones including his two daughters, his wife, his sister, and both of his parents.