Jenny Morris, one of South Africa’s most beloved chefs, is mourning the death of her husband who died from complications related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 13.
Wingman Communications issued a statement on behalf of the Morris family on Wednesday, saying: “It is with great sadness that the Morris Family announces the passing of David Phillip Henry at the age of 69. David passed away on Tuesday evening due to COVID19 related complications. He was a husband, brother, uncle, father, mentor and role model. He will sorely be missed by his family and close friends. David’s family requests privacy during this time of mourning.”
The family also thanked people for their messages and support.
Jenny posted a picture on her Instagram page on June 30, saying that she and her husband had been hospitalised at Christian Barnard Hospital – and were receiving the best care after they both tested positive for COVID-19.
She said her husband was in ICU because he needed oxygen, and thanked followers for their well-wishes and prayers.
A week later she updated her followers on her health saying she was doing so much better but her husband was not out of the woods yet.
“David is still under the caring hands of the doctors. Heart is a little better. Kidney a little better and infection markers are a little better. My heart is singing. I shall pray all night long,” she said in a post.
Sadly, he didn’t make it. On Thursday, Jenny warned South Africans to wear face masks, sanitise regularly and maintain social distancing. She shared a personal message to her husband, who she called her rock and confidante.
Condolences flooded her timeline.
“You bring love and laughter daily, you are part of South African’s homes, how can we best support you now angel,” said one Instagram user.
“We love you Jenny. David was always by your side,” said another.