90-year-old Florida man who wore protective gear to say goodbye to wife has died from COVID-19

Posted at 5:34 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 08:36:05-04

LAKELAND, Fla. -- A 90-year-old Lakeland man who dressed in full protective gear to say goodbye to his wife has died.

In a Facebook post, Sam Reck's son-in-law shared the news that Sam has died after battling the coronavirus.

JoAnn Reck, Sam's wife of 30 years, died a few weeks earlier after battling COVID-19. She was 86 years old and Sam was 90.

Sam told family members he never regretted his decision to say goodbye to JoAnn and hold her hand one last time.