Early this month, rumors began circulating about the death of Shawn Lucas. The rumors were later proven to be true, which sparked further speculation regarding his death.
Lucas rose to fame through a viral video of him serving the Democratic National Committee (DNC) with a lawsuit. The suit was filed in June and concerns the alleged sabotage of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Wikileaks revealed hacked DNC emails that show the party undermining Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton. This revelation not only shocked the party but caused widespread discontent among Bernie supporters.
The resulting fallout resulted in the resignation of DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the lawsuit. The plaintiffs not only included supporters of Bernie Sanders but also a number of party donors.
According to Snopes, Lucas became the poster child for discontent in the Democratic Party after he submitted the lawsuit accusing the party of fraud. His death came as a shock and has also given rise to rumors about the DNC getting involved.
Timeline Of Shawn Lucas’ Death
June 28, 2016
Shawn Lucas filed a lawsuit charging the Democratic National Committee of undermining the Sanders Campaign. A video of him submitting the documents also became viral.
July 22, 2016
The DNC filed court papers seeking to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds of being improperly served by the complainants. Lucas was named in the motion as one of the process servers.
August 2, 2016
Lucas dies of still unknown causes. Details regarding his passing are still unavailable.
August 3, 2016
Rumors began spreading on Facebook, Reddit, on Twitter regarding his death. Speculation that his death may have been connected to his role as the process server for the DNC lawsuit began.
August 4, 2016
Lucas’ employer confirmed that he has in fact died two days earlier. Interest regarding the circumstances of his death prompted numerous phone calls. The company has also refrained from giving any more details regarding its employee’s death.
August 5, 2016
Washington D.C. Metro Police confirmed that Lucas’ passing was classified as a death report pending an autopsy report. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the expenses of his funeral.
The death of Shawn Lucas is now causing distrust among in the Democratic Party. While there are no facts supporting that theory that the lawsuit and his death, speculation will continue until the findings of the autopsy are announced.