Ruth Cox Amooti: 62-Year-Old Ugandan Princess Who Married 25-Year-Old Man Dies

Ruth Cox Amooti: 62-Year-Old Ugandan Princess Who Married 25-Year-Old Man Dies

- 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

- Her cousin Andrew Mwenda announced that she, unfortunately, lost her battle against COVID-19

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

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

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

The prominent princess from Tooro Kingdom passed away after contracting COVID-19.

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

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

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.

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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 TUKO.co.ke.
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.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng has reported how the government of the United States of America has recognised the efforts of Onyema Ogbuagbu, a Nigerian doctor in Yale School of Medicine who helped to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

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It should be noted that the Nigerian is also an associate professor of medicine at the same school where he has been a principal investigator on numerous vaccine trials.

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