It’s nice to have some good news this afternoon.
Celebrity bandleader Peter Duchin is out of the ICU, off his ventilator. He’s going to make it. His son Colin posted to Instagram: “Out of the ICU…Recovering and Rehabilitating…your thoughts your love, and your grace mean so much!!!”
Duchin has really battled COVID-19 with a ferocity. He’s been out of commission since at least March 23rd, enduring intubation and intensive care. Colin Duchin has posted every other day, and it looks like prayers and medicine and patience have paid off.
I wrote about the irony of Duchin and Peter Beard, friends since they were six years old, each in dire straits this months. Beard’s body was found yesterday in Montauk. Luckily Duchin is going to make a great recovery. He’d better be conducting an orchestra the minute groups can gather again, in black tie and at a swanky ballroom.
Many congrats to Colin, his brother, and Peter’s wife, Virginia Coleman Duchin.