The eldest son of former SALIVA singer Josey Scott, passed away on Sunday, May 23 after a battle with COVID-19.
Josey, who left SALIVA at the end of 2011 after 15 years with the band, announced his son’s passing in a social media post, writing: “I don’t even know where to begin in making this post. Our sweet Cody lost his fight with covid tonight, and the Lord has called him home. We are absolutely heartbroken, confused, grief stricken, angry, just every emotion you can imagine. Please keep us in your prayers, as we have some difficult days ahead. We are trusting Jesus to bring us peace that passes all understanding.”
Josey first revealed his son’s health battle on May 11. At the time, he shared a photo of Cody and wrote in an accompanying message: “Please, everyone, I beg you to please pray for my son Cody. He is in the hospital in Memphis with Covid pneumonia. He is 29 years old. He is my life, and I believe G-d can heal him, I just need everyone within the sound of my voice, and the viewing of this message, to please, please pray for my beautiful baby boy! He has always been so loving, and kind, and he is an amazing human being, and we look forward to years, and year more of the joy, and pleasure of his amazing presence, and company! Please remember my son in your prayers! #prayers #prayer #prayersforcody #covid_19 #healing #love #care #medicalstaff #essentialworkers”.
After Scott left SALIVA, he was quickly replaced by Bobby Amaru, who can be heard on SALIVA’s last four releases: “In It To Win It” (2013), “Rise Up” (2014), “Love, Lies & Therapy” (2016) and “10 Lives” (2018).
Two months ago, it was announced that SALIVA had abandoned their previously announced plan to reunite with Scott.
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