By: Tadi Abedje
Michael Jai White revealed the news of his son’s passing recently in an interview with VladTV. White said that his son contracted the coronavirus due to his immune system being comprised because of the substances he put in his body. Also, it didn’t help that he didn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine that could’ve saved his life.
“Unfortunately, the street element was part of his life growing up. He was in the hospital for a while, so it wasn’t immediate. You try to do what you can, but ultimately, it’s up to that person, especially if somebody is a grown person,” White said on VladTV. “When he got sick and went to the hospital, COVID was waiting for him. That was the knockout blow.”
It is a parent’s worst nightmare, as this is a tragic loss for White and his family. The actor had his first-born son when he was 15 years old and they basically grew up together. But his son fell into hard times, as he got addicted to substances while hustling on the streets. White tried to convince his son to get some help to no avail.
His son was living in Connecticut at the time of his death and left behind six children.
This latest death is evidence that the COVID-19 crisis is still ongoing. The rise in coronavirus cases can be attributed to the new and easily spreadable Delta variant.
According to the COVID Data Tracker on the CDC website, 612,386 Americans have died due to the virus.