David Nagy was a healthy 79-year-old before contracting Coronavirus and dying on July 22nd 2020. Despite very clear warnings from the CDC, as well as health professionals all over the world, people in his home-state of Texas had not been taking the virus or associated precautions seriously, resulting in over 7000 deaths (with this number rising daily).
David's wife, Stacey Sylos Nagy, took to social media to share the obituary that she left for her husband in their local newspaper located in Jefferson, Texas, a small town of just under 2000 residents. The obituary call out those to blame for David's “needless death”, stating that karma will “find you all!”
In a later interview, Stacey highlighted the selfishness in the mentality of the virus only killing 'older people', lamenting that the elderly are just as important and valued that any other member of society. She stated, "it's almost like we are saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’ I’ve been with my husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. People should know how this makes others feel.”
David died after being placed on a ventilator and Stacey wasn’t allowed inside his room. They could only open the door less than an inch to talk to David. She stated, “He was unconscious by then, but I told him I loved him and I cried."
The obituary has captured the attention of not just Texans, but the world. See it in full below.