POWELL (WNE) — Twin brothers who were found deceased at their Cody home late last month died from complications due to COVID-19, said Park County Coroner Tim Power.
Kurt and Michael Knight, who were 61 years old, died on Christmas Day, according to an obituary composed by their family.
“Kurt and Michael were very closely bonded, as only twins can be, their entire life,” their obituary says.
The Louisiana natives had lived together for years, and Kurt was an employee at Cody Regional Health.
Cody police responded to the Knights’ Sheridan Avenue home on the evening of Dec. 26, after a coworker reported one of the men had failed to show up for work and wasn’t answering phone calls.
Responding officers found the men had died in separate bedrooms, with no indications of anything suspicious, said Power, the coroner.
No one will ever know exactly what happened, Power said, but it appeared the Knights had become seriously ill from COVID-19 and “they just couldn’t do anything to help themselves, let alone each other, probably.”
Both brothers tested positive for COVID-19: one on Dec. 17 and the other following his death, Power said. Authorities found no indication the men sought emergency medical attention for the disease, he said.