Sundee Rutter, 42, died of of COVID-19 on March 16, and her final words were spoken to her kids using a receiver propped against her pillow, BuzzFeed News reported.

All six of single mom Sundee's children, as well as her sister and mother, said goodbye via the device from outside of the hospital room, according to the report.


Speaking to BuzzFeed, Elijah Ross-Rutter, Sundee's fourth-oldest child, said: "I told her I love her... She shouldn’t worry about the kids.”

Sundee initially complained of feeling unwell on March 3, after previously recovering from breast cancer surgery.

According to Sundee's best friend, Jessica Harris, "doctor's told her she didn't have it and she went and self-quarantined herself at home for four days."

Rutter, who tested positive for coronavirus, was a breast cancer survivor. She was kept in the hospital on March 7 after initially being diagnosed with pneumonia.