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NFL Agent Buddy Baker Reveals Both His Parents Died Of Coronavirus Only Six Minutes Apart

Brandon Bombay - Author
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Apr. 1 2020, Updated 11:12 a.m. ET

NFL agent Buddy Baker took to Twitter to share news that both his parents had died due to complications from the coronavirus. In his video he stressed the importance of social distancing and hoped the tragedy in his family could inspire others to take the virus seriously

Most people have been practicing social distancing as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in the United States and across the globe. Baker — whose clients included Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin and Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, per USA Today uploaded the video to social media on Tuesday, telling his followers that his mother and father died within minutes of each other on Sunday.

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“As many of you know my parents recently contracted COVID-19 and unfortunately passed away this past Sunday due to complications,” Baker said while sitting on a white couch. “My parents were amazing people. They were married 51-plus years and they passed away six minutes apart.”

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He revealed that neither of his parents had been ill or suffered from preexisting conditions prior to contracting the disease.

“Just a few weeks ago, they were in perfect health,” he said to the camera.

The main point of his video was to educate others while he shared his family’s hardships. Baker urged people to take the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines as more than mere suggestions, but rather to follow them judiciously. He addressed the fact that too many seem not to be obeying shelter-at-home orders. The Purdue University alum also said he believes this disregard is because people do not believe their own loved ones can be impacted by the illness.

“Hopefully this can be a catalyst for a change. Practice social distancing, wash your hands, and stay home,” the agent added.

His tweet received over 8,400 likes and 1,900 retweets with more than 500 comments, mostly from people who offered condolences.

“Unimaginable. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story,” Lindsey Thiry, a Los Angeles Rams reporter for ESPN commented.

“I am so unbelievably sorry to hear this, Buddy. My heart breaks for you,” Jenna Laine, another NFL reporter for ESPN responded.

The replies were filled with broken hearts and praying-hand emojis from people who could not believe he lost both parents at the same time.

As recently reported by The Inquisitr, Donald Trump warned the public that the next two weeks could be exceptionally difficulty for the country while the death toll rises. Experts at the White House fear deaths could reach 240,000.

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