The deep-voiced host, whose real name is Farrel Austin Levitt, also anchored for Newsmax after the radio station where he worked, WFLN, sold in 2016, according to friend and station owner George Kalman, who wrote Farrel’s obituary.
Dick Farrel☠️killed by drinking koolaid— DotsConnect (@DanicaA70317772) August 7, 2021
Covid-19 is not koolaid
Covid-19 and all the new dangerous and stronger variants are getting better and better at sickening people and taking their lives.
It’s getting worse because some people are choosing koolaid over vaccinations. https://t.co/GytBu4RA6c pic.twitter.com/gGapXYIydM
Another deadbeat bites the big one
Raw Story: A anti-vaccine right-wing radio host in West Palm Beach, Florida died Wednesday from COVID-19 complications.
Dick Farrel died from Covid today. pic.twitter.com/l3QsC7gyOT— Iwanski (@Iwanski) August 6, 2021
Dick Farrel, 65, used his local talk show and social media to rail against Dr. Anthony Fauci, who he called a “power tripping lying freak,” and say that no one should get the coronavirus vaccine. When COVID-19 sent him to the hospital for three weeks, though, he changed his tune, urging friends to get vaccinated, friends told local station WPTV.
Anti-Vax Radio Host Who Called Fauci a ‘Power Tripping Lying Freak’ Dies of COVID.— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) August 7, 2021
Dick Farrel, 65, used his local talk show and social media to rail against Fauci and say that no one should get the coronavirus vaccine. https://t.co/x4ehigOWiw
Farrel wrote in early July, “Vaccine Bogus Bull Shid!, Two peeps I know, got vaxed, now have Corona, hospitalized critical. Thank you Moderna, FOR NOTHING!” He erroneously told his followers they would not need the vaccine if they had already survived COVID-19. The CDC has advised former coronavirus patients to get vaccinated.
Two days later, he wrote, “Why take a vax promoted by people who lied 2u all along about masks.” He called Fauci “FOOT-chee” and said that the infectious disease expert and “power trip libb loons” Democrats were conspiring to make it seem like the pandemic was ongoing so they could grab more power.
In late June, he wrote, “So, u think it wasn’t a SCAM DEMIC? NOT ONE ELECTED DEMOCRAT ever tested positive.” He called masks “face diapers” and “face pantys.”
A longtime FL radio host Dick Farrel rallied against vaccines. “Why take a vax promoted by people who lied 2u all along about masks.” After battling COVID for three weeks, Mr. Farrel texted his friends urging them to get the vaccine, his last texts before his death. pic.twitter.com/mPlT4M3KsU— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) August 7, 2021
An ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump, Farrel wrote often about baseless conspiracy theories of election fraud. In June, he penned a fearmongering post about liberals wanting to remove the American flag, writing, “Civil war beckons.”