Reality star Jason Hitch, of 90 Day Fiancé, died on Tuesday at a Florida hospital, of complications arising from COVID-19, after being hospitalized and admitted in the ICU. He was not vaccinated. The duration of his hospitalization in the ICU is not known. His sister, Shannon spoke to TMZ.
According to TMZ, Jason Hitch’s family were by his bedside when the Spring Hill Floridian breathed his last few breaths, as they held his hand. His sister Shannon said that her 45-year old brother had no preexisting conditions. She also said that he had not taken any vaccine against COVID-19. She said that he died from complications that could have been caused by the virus and perhaps other factors.
Jason Hitch was a contestant on the show “90 Day Fiancé” in season 2, shot in 2014 and was married to Cassia Tavares. She was a Brazilian, who moved to the U.S. to be with him. They separated in 2017 and filed for divorce in the following year, after he faced charges of domestic battery, which were later dropped. There have been no comments from her, after his death.
Hitch had met Cassia via Facebook in 2012, according to the Tampa Bay Times. She was in an online relationship with a friend of his. After both of them opted out of the relationship, Hitch and Cassia began dating. There was a big age difference as she was 23 and he was 38. However, she came to the U.S. to live with him and his father.
Jason served as a first lieutenant in the Army reserves based in Florida. Shannon described him as a “true and honest shooter, a great officer and leader to his men.”
Shannon also confirmed the death to US Weekly on Wednesday, December 15. She said that he would be missed by his family as well as many friends and fans “whom he adored.”