Rachel Held Evans, a progressive, best-selling Christian author, and speaker, has passed away at age 37. The news came on Saturday, May 4, after her husband Dan wrote that she was removed from a medically induced coma and her brain swelling was too severe. She had been in the hospital for weeks due to an infection., according to the Washington Post.
“This entire experience is surreal. I keep hoping it’s a nightmare from which I’ll awake,” her husband wrote in a blog post.
“I feel like I’m telling someone else’s story. I cannot express how much the support means to me and our kids. To everyone who has prayed, called, texted, driven, flown, given of themselves physically and financially to help ease this burden: Thank you. We are privileged. Rachel’s presence in this world was a gift to us all and her work will long survive her.”
“Rachel was initially admitted to the hospital in mid-April and placed in the ICU. Her brain was experiencing “constant seizures” which led to the medically induced coma.
Evans previously announced she was in the hospital due to “flu + UTI combo and a severe allergic reaction.”
She has written books like “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” “Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again” and “Faith Unraveled” and was known for standing up for LGBT issues, progressive politics, and women’s rights.
All of the information we know about Evans’ passing can be seen below.
Rachel Held Evans Cause of Death: Unspecified Infection
Evans officially passed away on Saturday, May 4, her husband Dan wrote in a blog on her website. She had been hospitalized because of “flu + UTI combo and a severe allergic reaction” back in mid-April before being placed in a medically-induced coma.
Our deepest condolences go out to Evans’ family and friends, and all of those that she positively impacted, during her life as they deal with this incredibly tragic time.