The spread of COVID-19 has been a constant worry for several countries and governments. This is why many countries insist that their residents stay in doors most times and only go out when it is absolutely necessary. Also, they insist that unnecessary gatherings like parties should be prohibited for now, till they can find a way to contain the virus or find a vaccine for it.
In the sports world, many athletes have revealed that they were exposed to the virus and have been taking treatments.
Noordin Said was a huge part of Cousins’ life and the athlete would always remember him no only as his security personnel but as his friend and confidant. Over the years, Said has worked closely with several A-List NBA athletes and they all have amazing things to say about him. His death is no doubt a shock and devastating experience for his previous bosses and present one.
Said, who was 56 years old at the time of his death, was an upstate New York native who went beyond his role as a bodyguard to his bosses, but a friend. Aside from NBA players, Said had also worked with several musical artistes and he did his job to the best of his abilities.
Some of the musicians that he worked with include; Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Cardi B, Drake and so on. When he was not working as a bodyguard, Said was a lovely father to four beautiful children.
Said started working with Cousins during the All-Star Weekend that took place in New York City in 2015. He was hired to be a full time security guard. After that year, the decided to continue working together till his death.
According to Yahoo Sports, Said and his wife became sick in early March, when their daughter returned from College. They decided to isolate themselves, to keep the virus from spreading. His wife first got tested and the results came back positive.
Said on the other hand could not get tested because of a lack of symptoms, even when he was not feeling well. On March 30, Said visited the hospital because he was having symptoms synonymous to a heart attack.
The hospital decided to admit him and placed him on a ventilator. He started showing signs of improvement the following day, but that did not last long. About three days later, Said became worse and they tried to contact the hospital, but could not reach them.
On April 6, Said’s family got a call that he has little time to spend and they went to visit him. He passed shortly after.