Musical Evangelist Who Believed Coronavirus Was Just ‘Mass Hysteria’ Dies From Virus
Landon Spradlin — a 66-year-old Christian “musical evangelist” who believed the coronavirus was result of “mass hysteria” from the media — had double pneumonia, tested positive for COVID-19, and died in Concord, North Carolina, reports GodanRiver.com.
Landon’s wife Jean Spradlin said they were in New Orleans — a hot spot for the coronavirus — when he started getting sick. Jean said on the way back home to Gretna, Virginia, Landon’s condition worsened to the point where he could hardly breathe so she took him to a hospital in Concord.
Jean’s daughter Jesse Spradlin said her mom has double pneumonia, but tested negative for the coronavirus.
On Feb. 28, Landon posted on Facebook from New Orleans: “We had an awesome Mardi Gras outreach this year. Many were touched by the power and love of Jesus!!”
Landon shared a misleading meme on Facebook on March 13 that compared coronavirus deaths to swine flu deaths and suggested the media is using the pandemic to hurt Trump.
Landon also shared a March 13 post on Facebook from a pastor who told the story of a missionary in South Africa who “protected” himself from the bubonic plague with the “Spirit of God.”