Michael Jai White is mourning the loss of his eldest son, who “died a few months ago” after a long hospital stay.
The father of six shared the tragic news in an interview with Vlad TV and said his 38-year-old son was not vaccinated.
“In the end, when he got sick and went to the hospital, COVID was waiting for him… That was the coup de grace,” he told VLAD.
White noted that he and his son “grew up at the same time” because the actor was only 15 when he fathered him.
White spoke candidly about her son’s struggle with substance abuse. “Unfortunately, he was still a bit on the streets rushing, he wasn’t doing well, he started using substances,” White said. “He would go out, he came back in, all that kind of thing.” Reportedly, previous abuse caused White’s system are “compromised.”
Michael Jai White is the father of five other children and also has stepchildren through his wife Gillian Iliana Waters.