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‘Scary’: Michael Che Expresses Sadness and Frustration Over His Grandmother Passing Away From COVID-19

“Saturday Night Live” ensemble member Michael Che has opened up about the tragic loss of his grandmother to coronavirus. Expressing his pain and anger, Che revealed the news Monday, April 6 on Instagram.

In his message, Che said besides dealing with the pain over losing his grandmother, he’s saddened that she didn’t have family around when she died Sunday, April 5. The comedian also talked about the slew of emotions that he’s feeling.

Michael Che revealed that his grandmother passed away from COVID-19. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

“Hi. I’m Michael Che, from TV. Last night my grandmother passed away from the coronavirus,” he wrote. “I’m doing ok, considering. I’m obviously very hurt and angry that she had to go through all that pain alone.

“But I’m also happy that she’s not in pain anymore,” added Che. “And I also feel guilty for feeling happy. Basically the whole gamut of complex feelings everybody else has losing someone very close and special. I’m not unique. But it’s still scary.”

Later in his post, Che went into some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the virus.

“I don’t know if I’ll lose someone else to this virus,” he wrote. “I don’t even know if I’ll be lost to this virus. Who f—–g knows? I shouldn’t curse. I’m just frustrated, cause there’s so much we still don’t know about it, and I don’t think we are getting the whole truth.

“I actually believe this is 5G poisoning,” Che continued. “And not because I’ve done any research on this, or even understand what 5G really is. I just refuse to believe I lost my sweet, beautiful grandma, because some n—a ate a bat one time. I’m sorry.”

He then tells people to eat healthy and do what’s necessary to boost their immune systems. It’s something the TV writer said he never thought of doing until a couple of weeks ago.

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