A recent statement from his family on Tuesday said that the singer was currently in a New York hospital fighting the illness caused by coronavirus, Covid-19, the same illness that is currently affecting the world at large.
Schlesinger grew up in Manhattan and Montclair, New Jersey. He attended Montclair High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in philosophy. Adam Schlesinger's lawyer, Josh Grier, confirmed the musician's death and stated that Schlesinger had been hospitalized in March and whilst there had tested positive for the illness. Following this, he had been placed on a ventilator and was under heavy sedation.