Hank Aaron, a legendary Hall of Fame baseball player, died Friday at age 86.
Aaron, who hit 755 home runs during his 23-year MLB career, died less than 3 weeks after receiving two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
“I was proud to get the COVID-19 vaccine earlier today at Morehouse School of Medicine. I hope you do the same!” tweeted Aaron on January 5.
I was proud to get the COVID-19 vaccine earlier today at Morehouse School of Medicine. I hope you do the same! https://t.co/RAlkmkCRra
— Hank Aaron (@HenryLouisAaron) January 5, 2021
Aaron received the vaccine in an effort “to send a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe,” according to an interview Aaron did with the Associated Press.
Aaron told the AP that getting vaccinated “makes me feel wonderful, I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this. … It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”
The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s former team, said that the home run king died peacefully in his sleep, but no cause of death was given.
There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine caused Aaron’s death.
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