A prominent conservative activist in Arlington, Texas who sold misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine has died of complications caused by the virus — just weeks after attending a ” symposium” on vaccination.
The Arlington Republican Party confirmed Kelly Canon’s death on Facebook.
“Another tragedy and loss for our Republican family. Our dear friend Kelly Canon lost the battle to pneumonia today. Kelly will forever be in our hearts as a loyal and beloved friend and Patriot. Go too soon. We will keep her family in our prayers,” the Arlington Republican Club said in a statement. statement.
Friends and colleagues of the Republican figure flooded social media with tributes on Tuesday, lamenting what they said was her death “from COVID-related pneumonia.”
“I just texted her yesterday and she said she was doing well, fighting this damn Covid in both lungs turned into double pneumonia so I was quite shocked to hear this news.” , a friend who claims to be Jennifer Talbert Frank.
“I am deeply saddened to learn that my dear friend Kelly Canon has passed away from complications of Covid pneumonia. Just around 4pm yesterday she told a group of friends she is definitely feeling better and doctors have told her she has ‘turned around’ with improved blood test results. benevolent. She is talking about wanting to return home. Late last night, she developed an acute illness in her abdomen, was given painkillers and put on a ventilator,” wrote Maggie Clopton Wright.
Canon announced on Facebook in November that her employer had granted her a religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine.
“No jabby-jabby for me! My God!” she Written at that time.
Canon is well known in Republican circles for its grassroots organization and campaign to ban cameras from running red lights in Arlington. She also made headlines in 2017 when she released sexually explicit photos allegedly sent to her by GOP Representative Joe Barton, a scandal that eventually ended when Barton resigned.
More recently, Canon has been an outspoken critic of COVID-19 vaccine regulations and pandemic-related restrictions. In one of her last Facebook posts, Canon shared a number of links to keynotes she attended at the “COVID symposium” in Burleson in early December to encourage everyone. COVID-19 vaccine is now available. The incident Organized by God Save Our Children, which describes itself as “a conservative group fighting against the use of experimental vaccines for our children”.
Canon shared the same on Twitter, her most recent place post is a YouTube video that claims that the coronavirus pandemic was “planned” in advance and is part of a global conspiracy.
As news of her death spread on Tuesday, pro-vaccine commenters flooded her Facebook page with merciless comments and mocking memes, while supporters for her, praising her as a “soldier for freedom” to the very end.