Caleb Wallace, who was in news for being an anti-mask organizer and conspiray theorist, died from COVID-19, said his wife, Jessica Wallace.

Jessica, who is expecting the couple's fourth child in September, posted the update last weekend on GoFundMe where she started a campaign to pay for her husband's medical bills, and help her and their three children. The update read, “Caleb has peacefully passed on. He will forever live in our hearts and minds."

In late July, Jessica said that Caleb started having fever, dry cough and shortness of breath -- symptoms of coronavirus. Initially, the "hard-headed" 30-year-old refused to visit the hospital or get tested for COVID-19. Jessica said, "He didn't want to see a doctor, because he didn't want to be part of the statistics with COVID tests."

Instead, he started using inhaler and consuming tablets of Vitamin C, zinc aspirin and ivermectin, which is a medicine that is not recommended for treating coronavirus. However, by July 30, his relative took him to the emergency room at a medical center.

Jessica shared that he couldn't breathe on his own, and by Aug. 8, Caleb, whose lungs had been crippled by the virus, had been unconscious, and was kept in an intensive care unit, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported. She said that her husband's hospitalization for coronavirus was a "humbling, eye-opening experience" for her family.

In contrast to Caleb, she wears a mask as she hails from the border town of Del Rio, and her opinions are "less conservative." She said that even though Caleb would tell her that masks aren't going to save her, he understood that she wanted to use them. It gives her comfort to know that maybe, she is either avoiding it herself or protecting someone.

According to Concho Valley, it was in the summer of 2020 that he organized the Freedom Rally, which was a protest against state and local mask requirements in times of COVID-19, and he became known in the community. When he was healthy in July, Caleb said that he was not happy with the current state of America.

He was also responsible for organizing The San Angelo Freedom Defenders, a group to empower and educate people regarding their choices concerning local, statewide, and national policies, and to urge them to participate in their duty to secure "God-given and constitutionally protected rights." The Facebook page belonging to group appeared to be deactivated shortly after he was hospitalized.

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