Did actor Ray Liotta die from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine?!
Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : Ray Liotta Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!
Within hours of news breaking that veteran actor Ray Liotta passed away, people started claiming that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.
?! When are we going to start looking at the cause of sudden death of the ridiculously high numbers of #Hollywood elite? #VaccineSideEffects #vaccine #COVID #suddendeath hmmm 🤔
No Evidence Ray Liotta Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!
It's becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths on the COVID-19 vaccine.
So it's no surprise that they would immediately claim that Ray Liotta died from the COVID-19 vaccine.
Here are the reasons why these claims are FAKE NEWS...
Fact #1 : Ray Liotta Died In His Sleep
On 26 May 2022, Raymond Allen Liotta died in his sleep at the age of 67, according to his publicist, Jennifer Allen.
Paramedics rushed to his room, but he was already dead when they arrived 12 minutes later.
Fact #2 : Ray Liotta's Cause Of Death Was Not Vaccine!
Ray's body was transferred to the National Forensic Institute of Santo Domingo for an autopsy, with a toxicology report expected later next week.
Authorities said that there were no signs of foul play, or anything suspicious about his death.
But his publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed on or around June 9, 2022, that the claims that Liotta died from the COVID-19 vaccine are "100% not true". She also stated that :
Short of a public announcement by his family, that's as good as it gets - confirmation from his own publicist!
Fact #3 : Ray Liotta Was Shooting A Movie
Liotta died in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting a movie called "Dangerous Waters".
By all accounts, he was healthy and well. There was no evidence he was suffering from any side effects of COVID-19, or any vaccination he may have received.
Fact #4 : His Fiancée Was With Him When He Died
Ray got engaged to former hairstylist, Jacy Nittolo, in December 2020, and she was with him when he died.
In fact, Jacy was the one who called 911 at around 6 AM on that Thursday morning.
This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Dominican Republic's General Direction of Cinema :
Fact #5 : His Fiancée Did Not Say He Died From Vaccine
His fiancée who was by his side when he died, did not claim that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.
When she spoke of the tragedy in her Instagram post, she only mentioned the life they shared together :
Fact #6 : His COVID-19 Vaccination Status Is Unknown
Claims that Ray Liotta died from side effects of the Pfizer vaccine are not based on any evidence.
In fact, we don't even know if he was vaccinated against COVID-19, much less what vaccine he received!
The Dominican Republic no longer required travellers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination on arrival, since 23 April 2022.
The government also suspended all COVID-19 restrictions since 16 February 2022, after "100% of the tourism sector personnel... have been vaccinated with two doses, and are in the process of being vaccinated with a third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19".
Fact #7 : Ray Liotta Looked Healthy Days Earlier
A woman called Alba spotted Ray walking with his handlers at the BlueMall in Santo Domingo several days before he died, and asked to meet him.
Ray not only embraced her, he agreed to take a selfie with her. He looked happy and healthy in the selfie that Alba shared.
If he was sick from COVID-19 vaccine side effects, he wouldn't even be taking a stroll through a mall, never mind filming in a foreign country!
Fact #8 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective
COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.
In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.
Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true - the vaccines were not only safe, they were effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.
Fact #9 : Vaccine Side Effects Generally Last Only A Few Days
COVID-19 vaccine side effects are generally mild, and last only a few days.
In rare cases, the recipient may suffer from blood clots (AstraZeneca) or myocarditis (Pfizer), but they develop within days of receiving the vaccine, not months later.
If Ray received the COVID-19 vaccine, he would have received all his doses last year. It is quite impossible for Ray's death to be related to any COVID-19 vaccine he may have received months earlier.
Fact #10 : Post-Vaccination Myocarditis Not A Risk For 50+
Claims that Ray Liotta died from a heart condition brought on by the Pfizer vaccine are based on the fact that the mRNA vaccine can cause myocarditis in some recipients.
Those claims are nonsensical, because the post-vaccination myocarditis happens within days of receiving the mRNA vaccine, not months later.
In addition, the risk of developing post-vaccination myocarditis is practically non-existent for his age group - Ray was 65 years old when the Pfizer vaccine was first approved, and 67 years old when he died.
To help you understand that, I created this table to show you the risk of vaccine-induced myocarditis for different age groups.
It clearly shows that even if Ray was indeed vaccinated against COVID-19 using the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, there was no risk of getting vaccine-induced myocarditis.
Note : Baseline refers to the typical number of myocarditis cases expected in the unvaccinated population.
|Age Group||Male Rate
(per million doses)
(per million doses)
Fact #11 : Claims Of Celebrities Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False
This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing celebrity deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.
So far, claims of celebrity deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.
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Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next celebrity death...
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