Famed herbal healer, pathologist, and naturalist Dr. Sebi reportedly has died while in custody. While details surrounding Sebi’s death are slowly developing, Twitter has reacted with a wave of condolences.
According to Dr. Sebi’s homepage, he was born Alfredo Bowman in the Honduras in 1933 and learned the craft of herbal healing from his grandmother. Sebi also studied with a Mexican herbalist and began a line of products dubbed “Cell Food.”
One of Sebi’s claims to fame is his belief that rendering the body to an “alkaline state” makes it so that disease and ailments can’t exist in that said state. Sebi also created vegetable cell found compounds in order to fortify the body. He also claimed to have a cure for AIDS and cancer along with a long list of other related cures.
Sebi has treated several high-profile individuals including the late Michael Jackson and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC fame.
Unconfirmed reports state that Sebi died while in Mexican custody while other posts state he was in his native Honduras when he passed. However, it was confirmed on Sebi’s Facebook page that he passed in Honduras.
On Twitter, several known figures such as LOX member Styles P, who owns a juice bar chain in New York, and others have expressed their condolences for Sebi. We’ve managed to collect a number of the tweets below and on the following pages. The conversation can be joined by following the #DrSebi hashtag as well.
UPDATE: Below is a clip from Honduras from Funmilola, who was set to meet with Sebi and spoke from the Usha Village compound where Sebi performed much of his work. The description of the clip also provides more details of Sebi’s curious death while in custody. A portion reads as follows: “He became sick with pneumonia while being held in prison. His condition escalated quickly and he was transferred to a nearby hospital. We are unsure about what type of treatment he received over the course of the last few days, both before and after being submitted to the hospital.”
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