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Phil Valentine, a conservative radio discuss present host who modified his thoughts about refusing the COVID-19 vaccine after contracting the virus, has died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 61.
Nashville radio station WWTN — home of the radio host’s The Phil Valentine Show — introduced his demise on Saturday.
“We are saddened to report that our host and friend Phil Valentine has passed away,” the radio station tweeted. “Please keep the Valentine family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Phil’s demise came to visit a month after he was hospitalized because of COVID-19 in July. The Tennessee native had mentioned on a number of events that though he was not an anti-vaxxer, he didn’t wish to get the COVID-19 one as a result of he thought-about himself low danger.
Phil’s brother, Mark Valentine, mentioned in a previous assertion that his sibling noticed issues otherwise after his hospitalization.
“Phil contracted the COVID virus a little over a week ago & has since been hospitalized & is in very serious condition, suffering from COVID Pneumonia and the attendant side effects,” Mark mentioned in July. “He is in the hospital in the critical care unit breathing with assistance but is NOT on a ventilator.”
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“Phil would like for his listeners to know that while he has never been an ‘anti-vaxxer’ he regrets not being more vehemently ‘Pro-Vaccine’ and looks forward to being able to more vigorously advocate that position as soon as he is back on the air, which we all hope will be soon,” he added.
Mark concluded the message by writing, “PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!”
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Following Phil’s demise, numerous Tennessee lawmakers expressed their condolences on social media.
“Phil Valentine was a visionary for the conservative movement, and he made an enormous impact on the lives of many Tennesseans,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn tweeted. “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.”
“[Phil] made a difference in life as a strong conservative voice & leading the fight to stop the state income tax two decades ago,” added Tennessee State Representative Cameron Sexton. “He will be greatly missed by all! Our heartfelt prayers & deepest sympathies go out to the Valentine family & Phil’s radio family @997wtn.”
Meanwhile, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wrote in his personal assertion, “Maria and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Phil Valentine and pray for his family as they navigate the difficult days ahead.”
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