A popular white nationalist and former KKK leader known Thomas Robb reported died on April 20, 2023, at the age of 77. Although numerous reports from various sources, his death’s specific cause and causes are still unknown. Here is everything we currently know about Thomas Robb’s cause of death.
THOMAS ROBB, WHO WAS HE?
Thomas Robb was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1946, and was educated in Tucson, Arizona. He joined college in Colorado, where he gained an interest in the white nationalist organisation. David Duke created the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1975 with the goal of portraying the Klan as a modernised “white civil rights” movement. He joined the organisation. Duke quit the group in 1989 to pursue a political career, and Robb took over as national director. Robb changed the group’s name to “The Knights Party” and gave it a more conventional appearance while continuing to spread anti-Semitism and racism.
Robb also served as the pastor of the Christian Revival Centre, a Christian Identity congregation in Zinc, Arkansas, which holds that white people are the real Israelites and God’s chosen people. According to Thomas Robb Ministries, “the Anglo Saxon [sic], Germanic, Scandinavian, and kindred people are THE people of the Bible.” The Crusader, a quarterly publication that Robb also published, included articles on white nationalism and paranoia. In a piece titled “Make America Great Again” from 2016, Robb supported Donald Trump for president.
Robb had connections to various extremist leaders and organisations, including Jamie Kelso, Stormfront, and Aryan Nations. He also invented the idea that multiculturalism and non-white immigration were aiming to exterminate white people. He had three children, many grandchildren, and several of the grandchildren participated in his activities. In 2009, Heritage Connection, a white supremacist band, was founded by his granddaughters Charity and Shelby Pendergraft and his daughter Rachel Pendergraft.
HOW WAS THOMAS ROBB DECEASED?
Thomas Robb’s death’s precise cause and circumstances are currently unknown. The South African reports that Robb passed away unexpectedly on April 20, 2023. The source of this information is unclear, and neither his family nor his organisation have released a formal denial or obituary. The South African further asserts that Robb’s family requested privacy so they may grieve privately at this period.
In spite of sooner claims to the contrary, Robb’s church quickly rejected reports of his death by declaring that he was in “excellent health,” according to Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, there are two resources that verify this assertion: a Facebook post by Rachel Pendergraft from April 21, 2023, and a report by PKB News from April 22, 2023. Due to the Facebook post:
There are murmurs circulating that my father has passed away. That is untrue. His health is good. I appreciate your concern.
Additionally, the PKB News post refutes the death rumours for Robb and blames The South African of disseminating inaccurate information. From the article:
According to the South African news source, Thomas Robb passed away at the age of 77. That is untrue. Thomas Robb is still with us. The South African is infamous for disseminating false information and anti-white propaganda.
The South African, according to the PKB News story, is owned by a Jewish media business and has a goal of undermining white supremacy.
WHY DO DIFFERENT REPORTS CONCERN THOMAS ROBB’S DEATH?
The reason for the discrepancies in Thomas Robb’s death reports and the source of the rumours remain unknown. It’s possible that someone mistakenly identified Robb as someone else with a similar name or that someone circulated untrue information on purpose to confuse people or harm Robb’s reputation. Robb’s family or organisation may be attempting to hide his demise for whatever reason, or there may be some truth to the rumours.
Without official approval or evidence from either side, it is challenging determining the truth of Thomas Robb’s death. The mystery has not yet been resolved.