Shawn Lucas achieved notoriety among Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters when he, along with filmmaker Ricardo Villaba, served the Democratic National Committee papers alleging fraud.
Lucas served the class-action complaint on behalf of other Sanders supporters on the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz on July 3, charging that the organization had committed fraud by favoring Hillary Clinton over the Vermont senator in the primary process.
Just one month later, the process server has reportedly died, according to The Gateway Pundit. Although the details of Lucas’ death had not yet been released as of Friday morning, at least one unconfirmed report held that his girlfriend found him on the floor of his bathroom.
Reports of Lucas’ death started making its rounds on the internet, so Snopes — a popular rumor-investigating website — did some digging to find out what happened.
“We contacted Lucas’ employer on 4 August 2016 to ask whether there was any truth to the rumor,” Snopes wrote on its site. “According to an individual with whom we spoke at that company, Shawn Lucas died on 2 August 2016.”
The Snopes articled reported that they spoke with an “audibly and understandably shaken employee” who explained that several people had called inquiring about Lucas. However, the company, One Source Process in Washington D.C., could not confirm any details about their employee’s death.
The report that Lucas was found lying on the bathroom floor on August 2 was said to be “unconfirmed” by Snopes.
Many have been concerned that the process server’s death was connected to his role in suing the DNC, but those concerns have not been corroborated.
The DNC named Lucas in a “Motion to Dismiss” on July 22, claiming, in large part, that Lucas did not serve the paperwork correctly. The person who can be seen receiving the papers on video footage of the service was not authorized to accept service of process, according to the DNC’s motion.
Watch Lucas serve the DNC here:
Mind you, this was several days before the leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails that essentially proved the legitimacy of this lawsuit.
Lucas wasn’t the first person to go against Clinton machine and wind up dead.