Ruth Cox Amooti: Princess, 62, who married 25-year-old dies of Covid-19

Ruth Cox Amooti: Princess, 62, who married 25-year-old dies of Covid-19

- Ugandan princess Ruth Cox Amooti introduced her husband to the world in October 2020

- Her news caused a fuss on social media as people tried to understand why she settled for a young man of 25 years old

- Her cousin Andrew Mwenda recently announced that she unfortunately lost her battle against Covid-19

- The 62-year-old had been in ICU before she breathed her last

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Ruth Cox Amooti, a 62-year-old member of royalty from Uganda who married her 25-year-old lover, is dead.

The prominent princess from Tooro Kingdom passed away after contracting Covid-19 and ending up in ICU in hospital.

Her cousin Andrew Mwenda and friend Margaret Muhanga broke the bad news through separate Twitter posts to their accounts.

Ruth Cox Amooti: Ugandan princess, 62, who married 25-year-old man dies from COVID-19

Ruth Cox and Larry during their Kwanjula. Photo: Ruth Cox Amooti
Source: Facebook

It is understood the member of Uganda’s royal family breathed her last at Mulago Referral Hospital.

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Ruth Cox Amooti: Ugandan princess, 62, who married 25-year-old man dies from COVID-19

The love birds were barely a month into their wedding when death struck. Photo: Ruth Cox Amooti
Source: Facebook

Andrew and his sister Margaret were saddened by the untimely death of their relative and urged people to be more vigilant when it came to protecting themselves from coronavirus.

He advised people to mask up and maintain physical distance because the disease was not a joke.

“With deep sorrow, I announce the death of my childhood friend Princess Amooti Ruth Kugonza commonly known as Aunt Cox. She passed on this morning in Mulago after we evacuated her from Fort Portal with breathing problems,” Margaret wrote on her post seen by Briefly.co.za.
Ruth Cox Amooti: Ugandan princess, 62, who married 25-year-old man dies from COVID-19

Ruth was in ICU at the time of her death. Photo: Ruth Cox Amooti
Source: UGC

Andrew added that their family had lost yet another member to the deadly grip of Covid-19 right after Cox’s demise.

Ruth married her 25-year-old partner, Larry Richard Abaala, in October 2020 during their traditional wedding ceremony.

Their union caused a fuss on social media as people judged the princess’s decision to tie the knot with a man young enough to be her son.

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In other sad news from Briefly.co.za about people passing from the coronavirus, one woman, Sisanda Aluta Mbolekwa, revealed she lost her 'best friend' and her family's 'pillar of strength'. The journalist, who is based in Johannesburg, shared on social media that her father died after contracting Covid-19.

Mbolekwa detailed the last time she and her father spoke, adding the coronavirus robbed her of her best friend.

She said:

"Last time we spoke I video called to show him my degree. He said 'Ndiyazingca ngawe madlamini wam, oh uThixo mkhulu.' He then coughed and I asked what's wrong and he said it was just a little flu. He said he would go test but it’s 'just a flu'. Covid-19 took my best friend from me."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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