LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Two weeks ago, life was great for Jessica DuPreez. She was on vacation in San Diego with her fiancé Michael Freedy, (better known as Big Mike at the M Resort where he worked), and their five kids ages 17, 10, 7, 6 and 17 months.

Father of 5 dies of COVID-19 after vacation in Las Vegas

Shortly after their vacation, Freedy went to the hospital for what he thought was a severe sunburn. He tested positive for COVID-19.

Thursday morning, Freedy died with DuPreez by his side.

“He is only 39. Our babies now don't have a dad. You can't say I am young and it won't affect me because it will,” DuPreez said.

Freedy was not vaccinated for COVID-19.

“We wanted to wait just one year from the release to see what effects people had, but there was never any intention to not get it,” DuPreez said. That is a decision she said she will always regret and has now gotten the shot along with their oldest child.

Freedy sent her a text message while in the hospital it said, ““I should have gotten the damn vaccine.”

You can read DuPreez’s entire account and help the family financially on their GoFundMe account.

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No matter how many unvaccinated unfortunately lose their life to this virus, each death will be dismissed as fake by the remaining anti-vaxxers. So the toll will keep climbing and they will keep denying. I was in that camp until my family member got infected and I saw firsthand how bad the virus affects someone. Removed all my doubts.


I'm so sorry for the family; I can't imagine the pain of losing someone so unexpectedly. I'm disheartened to see so many ill-intended comments below; it's unfortunate that Covid has become politicized and that others callously forget that we are talking about real people, with loved ones and friends who now have this void in their lives.


Nothing but propaganda. You can't believe anything written by FOX news. Not even the weather reports.




Jeezlouise your the one who's brainwashed lmfao


okay fascist.


This is ALL LIES- In another Fake News article tofay- "Man who mocked the unvaccinated dies 7 days after getting vaccine" ITS ALL LIES. The CDC says now the vaccinated have to wear masks because the vaccine doesnt work....but, get a vaccine- this is all about the audits and to cancel American traditional holidays. They want you silent and enslaved after they cancel your culture and history.


Getting vaccinated is a personal choice. God knows we have way too many brainwashed democrats trying to tell other people how they should live. You don’t take the vaccine, this is what could possibly happen.


5 kids & married, haven't you (men) learn anything from past 40 years of divorce statistics, historical data & facts ?, internet search is easy.. At least he's now free from future strangle from child support & alimony. i have a over 25 years long female partner who believes in traditional family structure like i do. we're not married., I'm not crazy enough to be with a westernized female


This is another example of why people must take this virus seriously and get vaccinated! If you value life then help us all do the right thing and don't hesitate. The vaccine has proven it is effective and works. This guy did not have to die and leave 5 kids and a wife!


You are successfully brainwashed


He likely would have died even with the vaccine, as he was obese.


On the bright side, the world will have less stupid people when the pandemic eventually ends all thanks to fake news and right wing propaganda lmfao


take the poison commie


Knock it off, parrot.

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Jesus you are stupid. Please get educated and stop listening to right wing propaganda.


So here we go. Stories of vax refusers dying and regretting not getting vaxxed. I feel no pity, the hospital bill should go to his estate and not the insurance company after all it was his cholce to not be a responsible citizen / adult.


shu t up you brainwashed lo ser


Incorrect. This is why people have insurance. And before you throw hypocritical stones from your glass house, consider the things you do that may not be healthy, but you pay & expect insurance to cover.


First of all you want freedom the take personal responsibility for your choices. Meaning you get this and end up in the hospital unvaccinated then you should not expect other to risk there life saving you. You made you choice so live with it. Second some of us take very good care of our health, just because you may not bother or thing everyone is lazy as you when it come to taking care of there bodies. God does not save bodies, he saves souls so when your body say enough God does not show up to save you because we all die in this life. I bet when you make a bad choice you blame everyone but yourself. Well remember that if you get this and have long haul symptoms and maybe on a feeding tube or oxygen your entire life and now you family is stuck taking care of selfish you. Meanwhile the death rate from the vaccine itself is 0.0000062%. You have better odds get flushed down a toilet then dying from the vaccine. As far as microchips that is for movies since we do not make invisible, weightless with no energy need to be read microchips. Even China uses good old cameras.


Fauci says" Keep taking the booster shots and you will live forever. "

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