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- Country singer Jake Flint’s recent death wasn’t related to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to his publicist and family.
Oklahoma singer-songwriter and country musician Jake Flint died hours after his Nov. 26 wedding but not because of the COVID-19 vaccine, as some social media users are suggesting.
One Instagram post, sharing an image of Flint’s COVID-19 vaccination record card, said: "Jake Flint, a country singer, died this weekend on his wedding night. He was 37 years old. There will be a lot more, I’m afraid. SO happy I’m pure blooded!!!"
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
The image of the vaccination card is authentic. Flint posted it on Instagram on April 21, 2021, writing: "Fully Vaxed to the max and ready to make some tracks to Halifax or wherever else. Key West preferably."
The Oklahoman, reporting on Flint’s death, noted Nov. 28 that a cause of death had not yet been determined.
Clif Doyal, Flint’s publicist and a representative for Flint’s family, said that he could verify "from them, and from my own personal knowledge, that Jake Flint’s sudden and tragic death was not related in any way to the COVID-19 vaccine."
Misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine killing celebrities has been common in the wake of high-profile deaths, such as actor Betty White and comedians Bob Saget, Louie Anderson and Gilbert Gottfried.
We rate claims that Flint died from the COVID-19 vaccine False.
Instagram post, Nov. 29, 2022
Jake Flint Instagram post, April 21, 2021
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma, Red Dirt singer-songwriter Jake Flint, 37, dies just hours after his wedding, Nov. 28, 2022
Email interview with Clif Doyal, Nov. 30, 2022
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