How did Marcus Lamb die? Anti-vaxx televangelist dead at 64
Anti-vaxx televangelist Marcus Lamb has died from Covid-19. Recently, Lamb passed away at the age of 64 and the news was confirmed by the Daystar Television Network on its Twitter account.
While announcing the death on Twitter, the network added that the family needs some privacy at the moment to deal with the loss. After the COVID-19 vaccine drive started worldwide, some famous personalities opposed the use of these vaccines and Lamb was one of them.
According to reports, Marcus tested positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago. On November 23, Lamb's son Jonathan hosted the Daystar broadcast where he requested listeners to pray for quick recovery of his father. Jonathan and his mother, Joni, talked to the viewers directly from the hospital and said that the family was going through a roller coaster situation right now. Joni also thanked the viewers for praying for Marcus and said that she was able to feel the prayers.
Joni requested the viewers to pray for the recovery of his lungs which were affected because of Covid pneumonia and for his oxygen levels to remain strong and go up so that he could recover quickly and the family could bring him home. Marcus's son believes that the Covid diagnosis was a "spiritual attack" on his father by his enemies to bring him down.
The Daystar Television Network used to spend several hours daily broadcasting anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine individuals and groups. Lamb's family spent an hour a day on censorship around the pandemic in July 2020. Sharing the shocking news with everyone on Twitter, Daystar Television wrote, "It's with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning. The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer."
It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning. The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer. pic.twitter.com/EVujL8zotG— Daystar Television (@Daystar) November 30, 2021
Born in October 1957 in Macon city of Georgia, Marcus was the co-founder, president, and CEO of the Daystar Television Network and had an estimated worth of around $230 million. He went to the East Macon Church of God and decided to become a Christian when he turned five. At the age of 16, he attended Lee University.
In 1982, after completing his graduation, Marcus married Joni Trammell and the couple together visited churches in the early years of their marriage to teach the gospel. Lamb found The World of God Fellowship in 1980 and started the Daystar Network in 1997, both before getting married.