(Esutosin Omowale Osunkoya, born Charles L. Brunson, left, passed away this week from complications of COVID-19.
His wife, Margo, right, was also hospitalized with the coronavirus, but has recovered.)
As the death rate rose across the country, it hit home here in the River City when the co-founder of the Sacramento Branch of the Black Panther Party became a casualty of COVID-19.
Esutosin Omowale Osunkoya, born Charles L. Brunson, left, passed away this week from complications of COVID-19. His wife, Margo, right, was also hospitalized with the coronavirus, but has recovered.
Esutosin Omowale Osunkoya (born Charles L. Brunson — what he called his “government name”) passed away from the complications of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, on Monday, April 13, at the University of California Medical Center, UC Medical Center. He was 76.
Brunson checked into UC Medical Center on April 1. He was accompanied by his wife, Oak Park native Margo Rose Brunson. Ms. Brunson was also diagnosed with the virus after she returned to the hospital the next day. She was released from the medical institution on April 15.
After receiving treatment around the clock, Margo Rose Brunson miraculously survived a disease she refers to as a “mad, vicious, mean fighter.” Unfortunately, when they were separated by seven floors at the hospital, her husband expired.
Bruson will be buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon on Tuesday, April 21, during a private service among family members. Ms. Brunson did not get efficacy, but she said the medical staff did its best and more.