Before the death of boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler was announced on Saturday, Tommy “The Hitman” Hearns, loser to Hagler in one of the greatest battles in the squared circle ever,  posted on Instagram that Marvin Hagler was in the hospital because of the COVID vaccine. Anti-Vaxxers jumped on Hitman Hearns’ post as their latest weapon to warn people against the vaccine.  But today, without mentioning Hearns by name, Kay Hagler, Marvelous Marvin’s widow, slammed the Hearns claim.

A few hours before Kay Hagler announce the death of her husband to his fans, Tommy Hearns posted: “A real true warrior Pray for the king and his family.. he’s in ICU fighting the after-effects of the vaccine! He’ll be just fine, but we could use the positive energy and Prayer for his Full Recovery.”


At 5:45pm on  Saturday, Mrs. Hagler made the sad announcement, ” I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time. With love, Kay G. Hagler.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Marvelous Marvin Hagler and his wife Kay Hagler

Based on Hearns’ Instagram post,  anti-vaxxers immediately jumped on Hagler’s death to make unfounded claims that the vaccine is dangerous.

Later on Saturday, Hearns took a half step away from his previous statement posting on Instagram, “Our love and respect to Marvin and his family, this is not an anti-vaccine campaign… it’s outrageous to have that in mind during the passing of a King, Legend, Father, Husband and so much more.”

On Monday, the wife of Marvelous man, Kay Hagler, posted on the Hagler fan site and sent what seemed to be an angry comment about Hearns and the anti-vaxxers explaining that Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s death had nothing to do with the vaccine. Note the emphasis is mine.

I would like to speak with my heart to all of you. I apologize if my English is not written correctly but I hope everyone understands me in this difficult moment.

After 31 years the love of my life is gone and my life without him no longer makes sense ,but I can feel him next to me even now and he’s telling me not to give up and be strong for him.

Thank you for your love , he loved people so much, he loved you all he was happy when he read your comments he was a special person the most beautiful person i had ever met in all my life .

I was the only person close to him until the last minute , and I am the only person that know how things went not even his family know all the details and I do NOT accept to read some stupid comment without knowing really what happen . For sure wasn’t the vaccine that caused his death . My baby left in peace with his usually smile and now is not the time to talk nonsense .
Marvin hated funerals and therefore there will be no funerals or church celebrations he wants to be remembered with a happy smile but I would be happy if each of you can light a candle for him .However there is something special that I will do because it was his wishes and you will be informed at the right time by me I just need time .

Thank you all for your love

Kay G. Hagler


Look, many people have personal reasons not to take the COVID vaccine. The lesson here is not to ascribe the death of someone to sell your own point of view if you weren’t there or haven’t heard from the people who were there. And don’t pass along a report that hasn’t been verified.