Updated: Miami Dolphins SVP Jason Jenkins, 47, Died from Blood Clot
Senior Vice-President of Communications passed away at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
UPDATE: Initial reports were that Jenkins died of a heart attack. A medical examiner has since said that he died of a blood clot that traveled from his leg to his heart.
This is awful/sad, but this diagnosis brings up many questions.
I’m assuming he was on anti-coagulants (Lovenox etc).
COVID and the COVID vaccine are both pro-thrombotic, which is something very concerning for someone who had a history of blood clots.
May he Rest In Peace. https://t.co/pguHTGuJ1l
— Jesse Morse, MD (@DrJesseMorse) August 31, 2022
The Dolphins announced the death of their exec at half-time.
Trailblazer. Champion. Kind.
We are heartbroken to share that Dolphins SVP of Communications and Community Affairs Jason Jenkins has passed away. pic.twitter.com/YzKGnC8S0U
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 28, 2022
Jenkins had been a senior VP since 2015 and worked for the Dolphins since 2009. He graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1997.
His final tweet, a retweet, was made at 4:00 PM UTC.
The Dolphins posted the announcemnt of his death at 12:35 AM UTC.
Jason Jenkins was at the stadium when he passed unexpectedly 😔
— 🎤🎧 (@DimpzSing) August 28, 2022
Jenkins is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and three children: Liya, Aiden, and Sloane. Aiden is autistic.
Jason Jenkins’ closing remarks to Texas Tech graduates in 2018, when he challenged them to change the world. pic.twitter.com/yGJteA5cLL
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 28, 2022
When I think of Jason, I think of his smile, his impact and his family. Our hearts are as heavy as they've ever been as we grieve this incredible man. We are better for having known him.
Thank you to the many people who have reached out. Please keep his family in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/adtRRnEnnQ
— Anne Noland (@annenoland) August 28, 2022
His father-in-law Bill McKinney, husband of Pok-hui, Elizabeth’s mom, posted about himself getting a booster of synthetic COVID mRNA on June 11 this year.
RIP Jason L Jenkins (October 30, 1979 – August 27, 2022)