A pastor who criticised the panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has died from the illness.
In the comments section, he added that it “is a real issue, but I believe the media is pumping out fear and doing more harm than good”.
He added that “it will come and it will go”.
His daughter, Naomi Spradlin, told the BBC that she doesn’t remember talking to him about Covid-19.
“With what’s happened, we keep looking back, and we didn’t talk about it once,” she said.
Mr Spradlin’s son Landon Isaac, told the BBC that they did discuss the virus and that despite his Facebook comments, Mr Spradlin “didn’t think it was a hoax, he knew it was a real virus”.
“But he did put up that post because he was frustrated that the media was propagating fear as the main mode of communication,” Mr Isaac added.
Alongside preaching, Mr Spradlin was a musician, who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2016.
His daughter, Jesse Spradlin, told the BBC that he was always playing music.
“He loved to laugh. He loved to play guitar. He played guitar even when he wasn’t supposed to.” She added that “he was just the best man in the world”.
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