gets hijacked by anti-vaccine 'keyboard warriors'
Liam Ranby, 21, died of a brain aneurysm and cardiac arrest earlier this month just hours after talking to his mum about whether he should get the jab or not.
He had been living in Whangārei and working on a berry and kiwifruit farm prior to his collapse at a gym.
His mum confirmed he hadn't received the Comirnaty jab, but that hasn't stopped "keyboard warriors" insinuating his death was related to it.
It got so bad that Liam's father had to speak about the lies during a eulogy for his son.
"People have been messaging me telling me that I'm lying, that it's my duty to tell the public the truth," Tania Ranby told the New Zealand Herald.
"I'm not vaccinated, I'm pro-choice. I've heard both sides and it upsets me, people pushing the vaccine onto others. But it makes me sick that people are using my son to push their ideas through."