MLB Hall Of Famer Henry “Hank” Aaron Died Of Natural Causes, Report
Update #2 (Jan. 26th): More information has been released on the passing of MLB legend Henry “Hank” Aaron. He passed away of natural causes, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office told TMZ.
While he died just after receiving the first dose of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, FCME officials have confirmed the vaccine wasn’t a factor in his death. Hank Aaron was one of several celebrities and public figures to receive the vaccine in an effort to prove its safety to the general public. He previously said in an interview,
Ambassador Andrew Young also took the vaccine with Hank Aaron and said the late MLB star “never had any reaction” to it before he passed. He told KSDK,
“I talked to the fella who was his driver. And I said, ‘Was Hank feeling any discomfort or any problem over the last few days?’ And he said ‘No.'”
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also shut down reports that Hank Aaron passed away due to the coronavirus vaccine.
She wrote on Jan. 23rd:
“He passed in his sleep, the same way my dad died nearly 30 yrs ago. I share that because the vaccine won’t stop ALL death, but it will go a long way in preventing deaths from coronavirus, which is disproportionately impacting minority communities.”
Original Story (Jan. 22nd): We’re sending our thoughts and prayers to the family of Atlanta Braves star and MLB record-holder Henry “Hank” Aaron, who reportedly passed away earlier today. According to reports, Hank Aaron, born Henry Louis Aaron, died early in the morning on Friday, Jan. 22nd at the age of 86. Reports claim that his daughter has confirmed his passing, however, a cause of death has yet to be publically shared.
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Hank Aaron was famously nicknamed “Hammer” or “Hammerin’ Hank” during his time in the MLB and he played 23 seasons in the league (from 1954 through 1976). During his career, he hit a recorded 755 home runs which stood as the MLB record for 33 years. Hank Aaron still currently holds multiple MLB offensive records. Many fans shared their condolences for Hank Aaron online.
Rest In Peace Hank Aaron. Our prayers are with his family, friends, and loved ones.