The Christian music community is mourning the loss of Big Daddy Weave co-founder Jay Weaver, who has passed away. The singer died of complications from COVID-19. Weaver’s brother, Mike Weaver, announced the heartbreaking news on social media.
“Thank you so much for all your prayers for my brother,” Mike said. “You have walked with him through a huge fight, and I’m so sorry to bring this news but I’m also excited to celebrate where he is right now. My brother Jay went to be with Jesus just a couple hours ago due to complications with COVID-19, on top of everything else that he already had going on. You’ve seen him walk the uphill battle, and you guys have helped carry him through so much.
Thank you for your love and prayers, friends. Please see this message from Mike. Emily Weaver Jason Weaver
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“The Lord used him in such a might way out on the road for so many years,” he added. “Anybody who’s come in contact with him knows just how real his faith in Jesus was. I believe even though COVID may have taken his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him. I know he’s seeing things now that I long to see. My heart’s broke … But we all just really wanted to thank you for walking with us through so much for so long.”
On January 1, the band revealed that Weaver was in the hospital, asking for prayers for the singer for a complete recovery.
Friends, would you please pray for Jay, his wife Emily and their children? Jay has been in the hospital for five days fighting a tough battle against Covid. Would you pray with us for complete healing for Jay and for peace for his family? We pray In Jesus name that it be so. pic.twitter.com/S728o9BqED
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“Friends, would you please pray for Jay, his wife Emily and their children?” the band shared. “Jay has been in the hospital for five days fighting a tough battle against Covid. Would you pray with us for complete healing for Jay and for peace for his family? We pray In Jesus name that it be so.”
In 2016, Weaver suffered a serious infection that required the amputation of both of his feet. In 2020, he began undergoing dialysis to help with kidney function.
Weaver was 42 years old when he passed away. He is survived by his wife, Emily, and three children. Funeral services are pending.
Everything Nash extends our deepest condolences to Weaver’s family.