‘Shame on you!’ Widow hits out at ‘selfish’ anti-maskers in husband’s obituary

Aug 04, 2020
David Nagy passed away from coronavirus in July. Source: Twitter.

A grieving widow in the United States has blamed her husband’s death from Covid-19 on President Donald Trump, along with “ignorant, self-centred and selfish people” who refuse to wear masks despite the ongoing pandemic.

Stacey Nagy penned an impassioned obituary for her husband David, following his tragic death on July 22. David Nagy passed away at Christus Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas, at the age of 79 after contracting Covid-19. So far more than 150,000 have lost their lives from coronavirus in the United States.

The scathing obituary, which also lays blame on Texas Governor Greg Abbott, was originally published in the Jefferson Jimplecute newspaper, however Stacey then shared the full text of the obituary on social media.

“David W. Nagy passed away on 07/22/20 in the ICU at Christus Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview,” the obituary reads. “He suffered greatly from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and the separation from his much loved family who were not allowed at his bedside.”

It continues: “David’s death was needless. The blame for his death and the deaths of all the other innocent people, falls on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives.

“Also to blame are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals, believing their “right” not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people. Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not. Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!” [sic]


The obituary also reveals that David, who moved to Northeast Texas in retirement, is survived by his “inconsolable wife Stacey, his five children Heath, Stephanie, Heather, David and Victoria, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends”.

Hundreds of people commented on Stacey’s post, with many sharing their frustrations at the behaviour of others. One user wrote: “I am so very sorry for your loss and wish that just one selfish person would read your story and grow from it! Unfortunately, their ignorance wont won’t allow them to see how their recklessness affects others until they suffer their own loss!”

Another commented: “I heard your story about your husband and I’m so very sorry for your Tragic Loss! I ALSO Lost my Dad to the Virus on MAY 4th and he was a Healthy Man and should Still be Alive TODAY! I am so Totally Disgusted and Furious and Devastated about this and in Total agreement with what you are saying!” While another said: “I too have a friend who lost his life in the same horrific way. I send my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May the love of friends and family bring you comfort at this difficult time.”

Another user wrote on Twitter: “You’re amazing and don’t let anyone else tell you different. Your husbands death will not be in vain. He will save lives. I’m so very sorry for your loss and the stupidity of our fellow Americans.”

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