Phil Valentine dies due to Covid-19.
Phil Valentine, the show host of the Nashville radio show lost in the battle with Covid-19. He was 61. The radio station confirmed the news soon after he was his death through a tweet.
The host was popular for been in the highlight for skepticism of coronavirus vaccines. But then, the veteran was affirmed positive for Covid-19. Right before he went to the hospital, he wanted his listeners to pay attention and consider while he said.
“If I get this COVID thing, do I have a chance of dying from it?” If so, he advised them to get vaccinated. He said he chose not to get vaccinated because he thought he probably wouldn’t die.
Rest In Peace Phil Valentine
SuperTalk 99.7 WTN station, confirmed the news and passing away of Phil on Twitter.
“We are saddened to report that our host and friend Phil Valentine has passed away,”, the post read.
“Please keep the Valentine family in your thoughts and prayers.”, added the spokesperson.
Valentine soon after was termed positive for Covid. He posted, “Yes, the rumors are true. I have COVID. Unfortunately for the haters out there, it looks like I’m going to make it,”
He added, ”“Interesting experience. I’ll have to fill you in when I come back on the air. I’m hoping that will be tomorrow, but I may take a day off just as a precaution. It’ll be a game time decision.”
Little did we know, he isn’t coming back.
Soon after Valentine was transferred into ICU, Mark Valentine, Phil’s brother said, “he wasn’t a more vocal advocate of the vaccination.” “I know if he were able to tell you this, he would tell you, ‘Go get vaccinated. Quit worrying about the politics. Quit worrying about all the conspiracy theories,”
“He regrets not being more adamant about getting the vaccine. Look at the dadgum data,”, added Mark.
Since Phil was 20, he has been on the radio, and soon, he became a popular host as well. The program aired for more than 12 years and covered more than 100 stations. Valentine also was a part of a three-year deal with 99.7 WTN.
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn said in her tweet, “Phil Valentine was a visionary for the conservative movement, and he made an enormous impact on the lives of many Tennesseans,”
”My deepest condolences and prayers are with Phil’s wife, Susan, and his family. May they be comforted and surrounded by love during this difficult time.”