Conservative Radio talk host Phil Valentine has died due to COVID-19. The 61-year-old, who had been a skeptic of the coronavirus vaccine, was hospitalized due to COVID-19.
However, the radio host who used to work at SuperTalk 99.7 WTN had changed his mind after getting infected. He had told his listeners, “If I get this COVID thing, do I have a chance of dying from it?” He said his listeners to consider getting vaccinated and said he chose not to get vaccinated because he thought he would not die from the COVID. But, unfortunately, that was not the case.
After Valentine was moved into a critical care unit, Mark Valentine said his brother regretted that “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 politics. Quit worrying about all the conspiracy theories," Mark Valentine told The Tennessean on July 25.
“He regrets not being more adamant about getting the vaccine. Look at the dadgum data,” Mark Valentine said.
Phil Valentine had been a Radio Personality since he was 20.
He became a popular conservative host by railing against a state income tax proposed by Republican then-Gov. Don Sundquist, according to The Tennessean.