An unidentified 50-year-old man who chose to entertain a young woman in her early twenties in a motel in downtown Monrovia discovered minutes after they began their romance that he needed medical help to breathe because he was dying.
An eyewitness told the Daily Observer that the man died afterwards, but no family member could be reached for confirmation.
A motel employee told our reporter last Friday that a short while after the man and his paramour entered the motel room, the young woman (name withheld) rushed out of the room, in tears informing motel employees that the “Papay could not breathe and might be dead owing to heat of the sun.”
Sympathetic employees followed the young woman back to her room where they found the helpless man. They wasted water on him in hope of reviving him, “but as much as we tried, the Papay was gone.”
“We tried to revive him,” said a motel employee, “but we don’t know what really happened to him, he could not be helped.”
A source close to the young woman said she lives in the neighbourhood with the man who was considered her “godfather,” defined as “someone who will be the parent of that girl in the event that something happens to her parents. So god-parent means a person who will be your parent in case something happens to your real parents.”
However, in the local understanding, it means “an older man who takes an interest in and provides assistance to a young woman,” an act which, according to information, more often than not, leads to romantic relations.
Meanwhile, the cause of the man’s reported death was the talk of residents in central Monrovia. While there was no information about the victim’s health, a search on Wikipedia, a free web-based encyclopaedia, explains what could have been the cause of his death:
“Death can occur during consensual sex for a number of reasons, generally because of the physical strain of the activity, or because of unusual extenuating circumstances. There are various euphemisms for death during sex, including “dying in the saddle” or the French “la mort d’amour.”
“Deaths during consensual sex account for approximately 0.6 percent of all sudden deaths and numerous notable cases of individuals dying during or from sex have been recorded and reported including a president, a prime minister, and a pope.”
Meanwhile, according to motel employees, the victim was removed from the motel by family members with the help of the Liberia National Police.