36-year-old Maurice Shepperson is the Las Vegas flight attendant for Southwest Airlines that died from COVID-19. Maurice tragically died from the world wide respiratory disease on August 10, 2021.
Maurice was fully vaccinated from COVID-19. Maurice took a vacation to Hawaii in June 2021. After returning from his trip, Maurice became ill and began having trouble breathing.
In early July 2021 Maurice drove himself to a hospital emergency room, Maurice was later diagnosed with the Coronavirus. Maurice spent more than a month at a hospital battling COVID-19, and he even was on a ventilator while he received treatment.
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Maurice worked for Southwest airline for nearly 9 years.
Southwest Airlines released the following statement concerning Maurice:
"We are heartbroken over the loss; the Southwest Family is supporting each other, and our employee’s family, during this difficult time. Out of respect for Maurice's family, we do not have additional details to share."