Marcus Lamb, founder and president of the conservative and controversial Daystar Television Network, has died after a battle with COVID-19, his network and family announced Tuesday. He was 64 years old.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Marcus Lamb, President and Founder of Daystar Television, has returned home to be with the Lord this morning,” the network wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “The family asks for their privacy to be respected as they mourn this difficult loss.”
Lamb’s son Jonathan and wife Johnny confirmed the news on Tuesday’s DayStar broadcast, saying he died around 4 a.m.
“He was diagnosed with COVID and then had COVID pneumonia. But he had pre-existing conditions,” Johnny said. “He had diabetes, but he kept it under control.”
She said they tried several “protocols,” including unproven ones that the organization promoted on its broadcasts, but they were unsuccessful. She added that his heart eventually lost.
“It caused his blood sugar to rise and his oxygen level to drop,” she said. “He 100% believed in everything we talked about here at Daystar…we still stand by that, obviously.”
“His life was really good and there is no doubt that he heard ‘well done my good and faithful servant’ when he entered the gates of heaven,” Jonathan Lamb wrote on Twitter with pictures of him and his father. “I will really miss my dad. We have played golf together every week for the past 15 years. He has influenced me by showing me a livable way and helped me become the man I am today.”
last weekLamb’s son Jonathan discusses his father’s COVID-19 battle with his father in the hospital. During the show, Johnny Lamb called from the hospital and said she was “one foot in front of the other.”
“You take it day in and day out. Your dad is resting now. He’s been talking and ate a big bowl of oatmeal this morning and now he’s resting again. You know with that thing it’s kind of honestly a rollercoaster ride.”
The Lambs and Daystar have made controversial statements regarding COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. On the November 23 episode of Ministry Now, Jonathan Lamb described his father’s illness as a “spiritual attack from the enemy.”
“As much as my parents went here to kind of inform everyone about everything that is going on in the pandemic and some of the ways to treat COVID, there is no doubt that the enemy is not happy about that and they are doing all they can,” my father said.
The Daystar website offers a large amount of filesHe called vaccines a “hidden crisis” and hinted at a “dangerous truth” about their effectiveness and purpose. The network has hosted a series of videos and podcasts, including by Johnny, in which she has spoken against influenza, HPV and other vaccines, and featured interviews with anti-vaccine advocates including Robert Kennedy Jr. and Simon Gould, a member of the controversial group Physicians of America. in the front lines.
Lambs also promoted the use of, including ivermectin and . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have repeatedly warned against using these drugs to treat COVID-19.