Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor Vachik Mangassarian shared a series of anti-vaxx conspiracy theory memes on his Facebook before he died of Covid-19 complications aged 78.
His manager confirmed on Tuesday that the star, who was vaccinated, died in Burbank, California.
Mangassarian was best known for starring as Qasim Zaghlul in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also had roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm and NCIS: Los Angeles, as well as others.
The star reportedly got vaccinated as it was required to continue filming, his talent agent Valerie McCaffery told the Daily Beast, as 'his desire to work became more important to him.'
'I know about his original stance, but after I had a talk with him, his desire to work became more important to him,' McCaffery told the outlet on Tuesday.
However, just a few months ago, the actor took a strong stance on social media about his feelings on the COVID-19 vaccine. Although he never uttered a written word on it, he did share a series of graphics and cartoons that vividly described his stance for him.
From 'Let's Go Brandon' cartoons to 1984 author George Orwell quotes, Mangassarian made his thoughts clear among his almost 1,000 Facebook friends.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor Vachik Mangassarian, 78, (pictured) has died of Covid complications
Mangassarian appeared in several TV shows, including Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (pictured with costar Breck Denny)
In several posts, the Marvel actor shared a cartoon depicting the vaccines and masks as 'anti-choice' with one depicting a man wearing a mask that is attached to a hand, making him a puppet, with words 'This is not about a "virus!" This is about control' written across it.
Another showed a tired-looking man having to walk across a syringe to get to his 'job' where money was hooked to a fishing line across the gap. The cartoon was captioned with: 'This is NOT a choice. This is coercion.'
Many of his posts suggested the virus and the pandemic itself was a conspiracy and the Democrats were behind it.
In an October post, he shared a photo of a billboard that read: 'I am more afraid of a Democrat in the White House than I am of COVID-19.'
In another post, he shared a picture of Democratic President Joe Biden bending over with a needle depicted near his rear end, with the derogatory phrase 'Let's go Brandon' attached to it.
The graphic read: 'Here's what you can do with my dose, Joe. Let's go