- When Hana Horka’s husband and son caught Covid-19 during Christmas, she did not isolate as she interacted with them
- Horka, the only unvaccinated member of her family, wanted to contract the virus to get natural immunity
- However, two days after saying she was getting better, she died minutes after experiencing back pain
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A singer who deliberately caught Covid-19 has passed away, her son confirmed.
Hana Horka, 57, a folk singer from the Czechia, was unvaccinated and had posted on social media that she was recovering after testing positive.
However, she died two days later.
Intentionally got Covid-19
Her son Jan Rek told BBC his mother intentionally got infected when he and his father got the virus.
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Rek and his father, who are both fully vaccinated, caught Covid over Christmas, but his mother chose to expose herself to the virus.
"She should have isolated for a week because we tested positive. But she was with us the whole time," he said.
Two days before her death, Horka wrote that she was recovering on social media.
"Now there will be theatre, sauna, a concert," she wrote.
Gone in 10 minutes
On Sunday, January 16, the day she died, she said she was feeling better and dressed to go for a walk. However, her back started hurting, so she went to rest in her bedroom.
"In about 10 minutes it was all over. She choked to death,” her son said.
Rek said his mother believed conspiracy theories surrounding the vaccine, and trying to convince her otherwise got her emotional.
"Her philosophy was that she was more okay with the idea of catching COVID than getting vaccinated," he said.
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Rek further said that he wants to use his mother’s case to convince other people across the world to get vaccinated.
"If you have living examples from real life, it's more powerful than just graphs and numbers. You can't really sympathise with numbers," he said.
Full House actor and comedian found dead in hotel room
Speaking of celebrities who recently passed away, Briefly News previously reported that a number of Hollywood actors and comedians have taken to social media to mourn the loss of Bob Saget, who unexpectedly died on Sunday night.
The Full House star and America’s Funniest Home Videos host passed away at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida and he was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The cause of death has not been confirmed but officials say there was no sign of drug use or foul play.
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