Dax Tejera, the executive producer of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, died suddenly on December 23, 2023, at the age of 37. His death shocked and saddened many in the media industry, who remembered him as a passionate and talented journalist. However, the circumstances surrounding his death have also sparked controversy and speculation, especially on Reddit, where users have been sharing and discussing various theories and information. In this article, we will try to shed some light on the facts and the rumors about Dax Tejera’s cause of death.
The Official Cause of Death: Choking While Intoxicated
According to the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Tejera’s official cause of death was “asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication” (according to People). This means that he choked on a piece of food while he was drunk, and could not breathe. The death was ruled as accidental.
Tejera was out for dinner with his wife, Veronica, and some friends at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, a popular restaurant near Grand Central Terminal, on the night of his death. He reportedly collapsed at the table and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Unofficial Cause of Death: Vaccine-Related Heart Attack
However, some Reddit users have questioned the official cause of death, and suggested that Tejera may have died from a heart attack caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. This theory is based on the fact that Tejera had received his booster shot a few days before his death, and that ABC News president Kim Godwin initially announced that Tejera had died from a heart attack in a memo to the staff (according to ET Online).
Some users have cited anecdotal evidence of other people who allegedly died or suffered adverse reactions after getting vaccinated, and claimed that there is a cover-up by the mainstream media and the authorities to hide the truth. They have also accused Tejera’s wife of being involved in the conspiracy, and suggested that she may have poisoned him or left him to die.
The Truth: No Evidence of Vaccine Link or Foul Play
However, there is no scientific or medical evidence to support the claim that Tejera’s death was related to the vaccine. According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and the benefits of getting vaccinated outweigh the risks of getting infected or developing serious complications from the virus. The CDC also states that there is no increased risk of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining around the heart) after the booster dose, compared to the primary series of the vaccine.
Furthermore, there is no indication of any foul play or criminal activity in Tejera’s death. His wife, Veronica, was arrested for leaving their two young daughters unattended in a hotel room while she accompanied him to the hospital, but she was released without bail and the charges were dropped. She explained that she had asked a friend and her parents to rush to the hotel to take care of the children, but the hotel staff did not let them in and called the police instead. She also said that she was monitoring the children by camera while she was away from them, and that they were unharmed. She expressed her grief and regret over her husband’s death, and asked for privacy for her family.
The Conclusion: A Tragic and Unfortunate Accident
In conclusion, Dax Tejera’s cause of death was a tragic and unfortunate accident, that could have happened to anyone. He was not a victim of the vaccine, nor of a conspiracy, nor of his wife. He was a respected and beloved producer, who left behind a legacy of excellence and integrity in journalism. He is survived by his wife, Veronica, and their two daughters, Sofia and Ella. May he rest in peace.