American Airlines honored a flight attendant for the carrier who passed away suddenly on a recent flight.

What happened:

  • Joe Tormes, a flight attendant based in St. Louis, died on July 5 while working with his wife on a flight, according to Fox News.
  • The flight attendant worked for American Airlines for 20 years.
  • American Airlines said: “We know that many of you worked with Joe and know you will miss him deeply. Those who also work with Jett, as well as our entire flight attendant family, will want to be sure and keep her and their son, Brandon Jett, in your thoughts during this difficult time. We are working directly with the family to support their needs. Our hearts go out to all who knew and worked with Joe.”
  • Tormes’ cause of death was not released.

An earlier death

  • Back in May, Paul Frishkorn, a flight attendant for American Airlines died, too, according to CNN. The cause of death was not release.
  • However, Frishkorn was reportedly “very ill” and awaiting results from a COVID-19 test.
  • “He was amazing, and totally selfless, and just a ... good soldier who never asked for any recognition, other than to make sure people were taken care of,” Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, told CNN.