Michael Jai White is mourning the loss of his eldest son who “died a few months ago” after a lengthy stay at the hospital.

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The father of six shared the tragic news in an interview with Vlad TV and said that his 38-year-old son was not vaccinated.

“Ultimately, when he got sick and went to the hospital, COVID was waiting for him…That was the knockout blow,” he told VLAD.


White pointed out that him and his son “grew up at the same time” because the actor was only 15-years-old when he fathered him.

White spoke candidly about his son’s struggles with substance abuse. “Unfortunately, he was still kinda out there in the streets hustling, wasn’t doing well, started getting on substances,” White said. “He’d come out, go back in, all that type of stuff.” Reportedly, the previous abuse caused White son’s system to be “compromised.”

Michael Jai White is the father to five other children and also has stepchildren via his wife Gillian Iliana Waters