Marcus Lamb dead at 64: Daystar Television Network founder and Christian anti-vaxxer ‘dies from Covid complications'

PROMINENT Christian broadcaster Marcus Lamb has passed away aged 64, reportedly from Covid-19 complications.

Daystar Television Network announced Lamb's death on Twitter on Tuesday and it was confirmed by his wife during a morning broadcast on the network they founded together.

Marcus Lamb dead at 64: Daystar Television Network founder and Christian anti-vaxxer ‘dies from Covid complications’

Daystar Television Network founder Marcus Lamb has passed away due to Covid-19 complications

Marcus Lamb dead at 64: Daystar Television Network founder and Christian anti-vaxxer ‘dies from Covid complications’

Lamb's death was announced by the network he founded in 1997

“It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning,” the network said in a tweet.

“The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer.”

“This morning at 4 a.m. the president and founder of Daystar and the love of my life went to be with Jesus,” wife Joni said during the broadcast, according to Religion News.

“I wanted you to hear from me that he’s with the Lord.”

She explained that Lamb had diabetes and had been hospitalized with Covid when his oxygen levels dropped.

Lamb was the CEO of Daystar, which launched in 1997 and is popular with evangelical Christians. 

His family and friends in recent weeks had been praying for his recovery after the Covid-vaccine skeptic fell ill.

Lamb's shows had featured well-known vaccine-skeptics such as Robert Kennedy Jr., Sherri Tenpenny and Del Bigtre, Religion News reports.

His son Jonathan had blasted the illness as a spiritual attack due to his advocacy against vaccines and advocacy for alternative treatments for Covid.

Joni added that her husband had tried 'alternate treatments' for Covid when he fell ill.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that this is a spiritual attack from the enemy,” Jonathon said.

“As much as my parents have gone on here to kind of inform everyone about everything going on to the pandemic and some of the ways to treat COVID — there’s no doubt that the enemy is not happy about that. And he’s doing everything he can to take down my Dad.”

Tributes to the network founder were led by other pastors and evangelists.

“Please pray for Marcus Lamb’s family. I will always be grateful for Marcus. He said ‘yes’ every time we wanted to reach more people through Daystar,” wrote Greg Laurie on Twitter.

“Millions have heard the Good news because he & Joni dedicated their lives to building a platform for the Gospel to reach the world.”

“Marcus Lamb was a dear friend & pioneer of the faith,” added pastor Jack Graham.

“I’m grateful for the privilege of partnering with him on Daystar for 25 years. His legacy will impart blessings & impact the Kingdom of God for years. My prayers are with his family. He will be missed & wholly celebrated.”

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