UPDATE [5/21/19, 3:55 p.m. EST]: People reports that after being taken off of life support, Matthew Jr. passed away on May 17.
The family’s pastor confirmed the news on Facebook stating:
Earlier this evening baby Matthew, held by his dad, surrounded by his close family as they worshipped and prayed, stepped into eternity to meet Jesus and his momma. Thank you for continuing to pray and support this family during this difficult time. They are so grateful for your prayers and your support.
After losing his wife, a Florida man made the decision to also part ways with his newborn son.
People reports that Dr. Matthew Accurso welcomed his infant son Matthew Jr. into the world on April 29. However, he also said good-bye to his wife Lauren, 37, on the same day. She died while giving birth to their little boy.
In addition to their new bundle of joy, Lauren left her husband to raise their three daughters. They are Ali Rose, 8, Naomi Belle, 5, and Layne Louise, 2.