The death of “90 day fiancée” alum Jason Hitch. He was 45 years old.
The death of the reality star was confirmed to Fox News Digital by his sister Shannon.
Shannon said her reality star brother died of complications from the coronavirus in the intensive care unit in Florida on Tuesday night. She was able to be with him towards the end of his life, as well as his father.
Shannon added that while her brother did not have any pre-existing conditions they were aware of, to their knowledge he had not been vaccinated against the deadly virus.
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“We will miss him very much,” she said.
In a statement provided to Fox News Digital, the show’s main network, TLC, said: “We are saddened to hear of Jason Hitch’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this time.”
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Hitch appears in the second season of the popular reality show, which sees people from foreign countries travel to the United States for 90 days to live with their American fiancé for the first time.
Spouses must choose whether to marry at that time before the visas expire.
He was previously married to Cássia Tavares from Brazil, but they separated in 2017 and filed for divorce the following year.
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Oqba also appeared in a special film called “Where Are They Now?” 90 Day Fiancé 2015 episode.
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According to his LinkedIn profile, he was currently on a guard of honor in the Army and was stationed in Bushnell, Florida as a first lieutenant.
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When speaking with TMZ, Shannon described her brother as “a true and honest shooter, a great officer and leader of his men.”