Marc Bernier, a conservative Florida radio host, died after three-week fight with the virus corona.
The death of Marc Bernier, 65, who was a mainstay on talk radio in Daytona, was announced Saturday night be WNDB, the radio station he was affiliated with for three decades.
“It’s with great sadness that WNDB and Southern Stone Communications announce the passing of Marc Bernier, who informed and entertained listeners on WNDB for over 30 years. We kindly ask that privacy is given to Marc’s family during this time of grief,” WNDB stated on Twitter.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that Bernier had been hospitalized since Aug. 7.
Marc Bernier, a native of Rhode Island, moved to the Daytona Beach area three decades ago and became a popular and outspoken voice for conservatism during his three-hour afternoon show at the Florida station — as well as a strident voice against vaccinations of all sorts.
Bernier, 65, of Ormond Beach, has been remembered as a conservative who sought out and broadcasted other people’s points of view while hosting a morning comment show, a three-hour afternoon show, weekend shows, and specials such as remote town halls and political debates. He spoke with a slew of governors, senators, mayors, sheriffs, journalists, historians, and authors.
On July 30, Bernier posted what would become his final tweet, in which he compared the U.S. government to Nazis in its push to get people vaccinated.
Last week, Phil Valentine, a 62-year-old conservative radio host in Nashville, Tenn., also died from the virus. Valentine, the son of former six-term Rep. Tim Valentine (D-N.C.), had a nationally syndicated show.