Edgar Ramirez reveals his aunt and uncle died of COVID-19

Edgar Ramirez has lost multiple family members to COVID-19 after they were unable to get access to the vaccine in Venezuela.

The “Jungle Cruise” actor shared that both his aunt and uncle died after contracting the virus following the death of his grandmother, who also passed away from COVID-19.

“Unfortunately the miracle didn’t happen. After a gruesome agony my aunt Lucy died on Saturday. And after being stabilized for a few days and in only a matter of hours, my uncle Guillermo collapsed and died on Sunday,” Ramirez shared on Instagram on Wednesday. “In less than 24 hours, COVID had taken both of their lives. We had not yet collected my aunt’s ashes when we were due to incinerate my uncle’s body.”

Ramirez, 44, said that the heartbreaking news comes after his other aunt’s brother-in-law, his grandmother, and his agent all died from COVID within the past few months.

“My heart can’t just take more pain. I am sad, I am frustrated, I am devastated,” he wrote. “It’s been weeks and weeks of my family being played, tortured and jerked around by this cruel, treacherous and violent disease which mercilessly ended up killing them all.”

“I can’t stand this void in my chest, this metallic taste in my mouth, this crippling headache that doesn’t seem to sooth. These waves of hopelessness that I refuse to let take root in my soul.”

He said all of the people he lost had not been vaccinated because they had no access to the shot in Venezuela.

“Meanwhile, tens of thousands of vaccines are being thrown away in the United States because a large number of people don’t want them,” he wrote. “It breaks my heart that so many people in this country are willing to snub the very vaccine my family would have taken in an instant.”

Edgar Ramirez and Anthony Fauci.
Ramirez had an informational conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the deadly virus.
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He urged those who had access to the vaccine to get vaccinated immediately.

“Don’t do it for yourself. Do it to protect those who are vulnerable, those with immune deficiencies, and all others who can get very sick if infected,” he wrote.

He added that he had a conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the virus and the vaccine and asked that his followers listen and learn and join the conversation.

“It is the most painful and the most intimate thing I have had to publish in my life, but I think it is important to share it,” Ramirez wrote of his post, adding, “No one who has access to a vaccine should die from COVID 19. Please read this information, watch the interview and please, please share it. Thank you very much.”

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