The tragic death of Julian Figueroa, the son of Mexican singer Joan Sebastian and actress Maribel Guardia, has sparked rumors and speculation about the possible role of a COVID-19 vaccine in his demise. The 27-year-old singer and actor was found lifeless in his home in Mexico City on April 9, 2023. His mother revealed that he died of a heart attack caused by a blockage in one of his coronary arteries, according to Sportskeeda. However, some online sources have claimed that Figueroa had received a COVID-19 vaccine shortly before his death, and that this may have triggered his fatal cardiac event. Is there any truth to these allegations? Here is what we know so far.
What is the Evidence for the Vaccine Claim?
The main source of the vaccine claim seems to be a YouTube video posted by a channel called “La Verdad Oculta” (The Hidden Truth), which has over 1.5 million subscribers. The video, titled “Julian Figueroa Cause of Death Vaccine”, has been viewed more than 2.4 million times as of April 14, 2023. The video claims that Figueroa had received a COVID-19 vaccine on April 8, 2023, one day before his death, and that this was confirmed by his cousin, who allegedly posted a screenshot of a WhatsApp conversation with him on Instagram. The video also shows a photo of Figueroa holding a vaccination card with his name and date of birth on it, as well as a sticker that says “I got vaccinated”. The video suggests that Figueroa may have suffered from an adverse reaction to the vaccine, such as blood clots or inflammation of the heart muscle, which could have led to his heart attack.
What is the Veracity of the Vaccine Claim?
The vaccine claim has not been verified by any official or reliable source, and there are several reasons to doubt its credibility. First of all, the WhatsApp conversation and the vaccination card shown in the video are not conclusive evidence, as they could have been easily fabricated or manipulated. Secondly, the Instagram account that supposedly belongs to Figueroa’s cousin does not exist anymore, and there is no trace of the original post or any other posts related to Figueroa’s death. Thirdly, the YouTube channel that made the video has a history of spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories about various topics, such as the coronavirus pandemic, the US presidential election, and the Illuminati. Fourthly, there is no scientific or medical basis for linking COVID-19 vaccines to heart attacks or other serious complications. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and their benefits outweigh their risks. The WHO also states that there is no evidence that any deaths have been caused by COVID-19 vaccines.
What is the Official Cause of Death?
The official cause of death of Julian Figueroa has been confirmed by his mother, Maribel Guardia, who posted a heartfelt message on Instagram on April 10, 2023. She wrote that Figueroa died of an acute myocardial infarction and ventricular fibrillation, which are medical terms for a heart attack and an irregular heartbeat. She also said that there was no sign of violence or foul play in his death, and that he was found unconscious in his room while she was working in the theater. She asked for respect and privacy from the media during this difficult time, and thanked everyone for their messages of support and love. She also announced that the funeral services would be held in private.
What is the Legacy of Julian Figueroa?
Julian Figueroa was a talented singer, songwriter, and actor, who followed in the footsteps of his father, Joan Sebastian, who was a legendary figure in the Mexican music industry. Joan Sebastian died in 2015 after battling cancer. Julian had a close relationship with his father, and even played him during his youth in a biographical series called Por Siempre Joan Sebastian in 2016. Julian also appeared in other television shows and movies, such as Mi Camino es Amarte and Centurion: The Dancing Stallion. He was also a loving son, father, and friend to many people who admired him for his kindness, charisma, and passion for music. His death has left a huge void in the hearts of his family, friends, and fans. He will be remembered as an angel on earth who lived on as an angel in heaven.