COVID-19 patient who was serenaded by mariachi dies in hospital

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) -- There's a heartbreaking update to a story Eyewitness News reported on two weeks ago.

A critically-ill COVID-19 patient who was serenaded by a mariachi band a day after Valentine's Day has passed away.

Patty Trejo had arranged for the trio to play for her husband, Joseph, as he fought for his life at St. Jude Medical Center.

The mariachis played outside while the couple watched on an iPad.

Patty said Joseph fought a tough battle, but Monday morning doctors noticed his other lung was collapsing - and he died.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Joseph was receiving care at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He was treated at St. Jude Medical Center.
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