Right-wing radio host Phil Valentine dies of COVID-19 after mocking vaccines for months

The longtime conservative made a parody of The Beatles' song 'Taxman' called 'Vaxman' mocking public health efforts

By Bob Brigham
Published August 22, 2021 10:55AM (EDT)
Conservative radio host Phil Valentine (Phil Valentine/Facebook)
Conservative radio host Phil Valentine (Phil Valentine/Facebook)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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Right-wing radio host Phil Valentine has passed away after battling coronavirus.

"Yes, the rumors are true. I have COVID. Unfortunately for the haters out there, it looks like I'm going to make it," Valentine wrote on Facebook in July.

Valentine's death was announced online by his radio station.

"Though Valentine downplayed the efficacy of vaccines and even went so far as to record a parody song mocking them, he reversed his opinion while in the hospital, advising his family members to get the jab," The Daily Beast reported. "Before he fell ill with the virus, Valentine had spoken out against mask mandates and written a parody of The Beatles' song 'Taxman' called 'Vaxman' mocking the preventative. He sang it on the air."

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