CLAREMONT, Calif. (KABC)– Thirteen-year-old Maxx Cheng had a brilliant future ahead of him, but on Thursday early morning the Claremont teen passed away suddenly.His moms and dads validated to ABC News their kids death was potentially due to COVID-19 after he experienced symptoms of the virus.News of his death sent out shockwaves throughout the neighborhood that had actually familiarized him and his family.”Its really, really shocking, saddening, immobilizing,” stated Nicole Weinstein of Claremont.Weinsteins daughter participated in primary and El Roble Intermediate School with Maxx and his twin brother Leo. The three were set to begin the 8th grade in September.”The minute I heard, it was like a substantial bright light had been snuffed out. He had so much charm, a lot positive energy. He was class president last year,” stated Weinstein.The Cheng household states Maxx became ill back on July 4, but a COVID-19 test returned negative.They stated they believed he was getting better after his fever broke, his coughs slowed and he was breathing easier.A GoFundMe represent Maxx explains him as a talented debater, math-lete and swimmer with dreams of going to the Olympics.”I seem like Maxx was one of ours, he was among our children, one of Claremonts finest and we all are really unfortunate. Whether we understood him or didnt, he is among our kids, hes one of our youth,” said Weinstein.The family informs ABC News the coroner is performing more tests to identify if their sons death was triggered by COVID-19. Coronavirus watch list: 33 California counties where COVID-19 is worsening Copyright © 2020 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.
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