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Marcus Lamb, Founder of Christian TV Network DayStar TV Dies of COVID

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BEDFORD, TX—Marcus Lamb, the founder and CEO of Christian TV network DayStar TV died of COVID on Nov. 30, the network confirmed today. Lamb, 64, is survived by his wife Joni, his son, Jonathan, and his daughters, Rachel and Rebecca.

“It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning,” the network tweeted.

Lamb’s network publicly scorned vaccination efforts against COVID, calling the vaccines a “sin” against God, and promoted alternative treatments instead. Lamb’s wife said on the air on Tuesday that he had diabetes and had tried alternative methods but the treatments had failed.  

Launched in 1997, DayStar is one of the largest Christian TV networks in the world, reaching 2 billion viewers worldwide and 108 million households in the U.S. alone. 

Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched digitalbroadcasting.com for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Technology (www.tvtechnology.com), the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.