(Tea Party PAC) – Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a legend in the world of boxing, passed away on Saturday night at the age of 66.
While his family somberly announced the news with no mention of his cause of death, rumors have erupted online that he’d taken the COVID-19 vaccine and had previously been fighting for his life.
Hours ahead of his wife’s announcement, a fellow boxing legend, Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns wrote on social media that Hagler was “fighting the after effects of the vaccine.”
“A real true warrior Pray for the king and his family.. he’s in ICU fighting the after effects of the vaccine! He’ll be just fine but we could use the positive energy and Prayer for his Full Recovery !” he wrote on Instagram.
Hours later, wife Kay wrote on Facebook that her husband had died.
“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time,” she wrote.
“We are very sad to report that Marvelous Marvin Hagler died on March 13 of natural causes near his home in New Hampshire. He was a champion until the end. His family asks for privacy at this time of sorrow,” a statement on the boxer’s website read.
Social media reacted instantly to the news and reports that he had just received his vaccination.
One distressed Twitter user wrote, “Im proper gutted!! the Great Marvin Hagler dies after taking the vaccine! Please do your own research before making a decision on putting something in your body that has not been tested properly & we r being used as the guinea pigs & not told the #Truth about #vaccine.”
Im proper gutted!! the Great Marvin Hagler dies after taking the vaccine!
Please do your own research before making a decision on putting something in your body that has not been tested properly & we r being used as the guinea pigs & not told the #Truth about #vaccine pic.twitter.com/5PQdJGU9sI
— Dr Mark Prince OBE (@MarkPrinceOBE) March 14, 2021
Hearns later took to social media to stress he hadn’t meant to promote an anti-vaccine message.
“Allow us to have our peace. Our love and respect to Marvin and his family, this is not an anti vaccine campaign… It’s outrageous to have that in mind during the passing of a King, Legend, Father, Husband and so much more,” Hearns wrote.
RIP Marvin Hagler 🙏
One of the greatest to ever get in a ring 🥊 pic.twitter.com/FS3979FAww
— IFL TV (@IFLTV) March 13, 2021
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