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RIP: Pastor Ryan Chandler's death rocks community

Yasmine Leung May 6, 2022
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Ryan Chandler, prophet and host of Let’s Clear The Air, has passed away. Tribute messages have flooded in from people shocked at news of his death.

Social media is stunned after learning of Prophet Ryan Chandler’s death. His passing was confirmed on Thursday night (5 May 2022) on the official Facebook page of Chandler’s show, Let’s Clear The Air.

The post read: “It is with much sadness that I announce the death of Ryan Chandler, the host and creator of Let’s Clear The Air! Please be in prayer for his parents and family. RIP Chandler.”

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Who was Ryan Chandler?

A pastor and preacher, Chandler gained fame as creator of Let’s Clear The Air, a Facebook talk show that discusses “topics that are touchy but never publicly addressed”.

Born in 4 April 1987 to Prophetess Deadra Chandler and Minister Brian Chandler, Ryan has two younger brothers – Justice and Joshua.

The 35-year-old began ministering the gospel at 16 years old and was ordained minister in October 2004. Growing up in Chicago, Illinois, Chandler attended Harper High School and went on to study at Dallas College and the University Of Phoenix.

There is no public information on his personal life, but he is father to teenage daughter Zoe. At the time of his passing, he was a pastor at The Connecting Center in North Carolina. He took up the role in 2018, while Let’s Clear The Air launched in 2020 – the last stream was on Wednesday, 4 May.

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Tributes flood in for Pastor Chandler

Singer and talk show host Larry Reid, who connected with Chandler on Patreon two years ago, shared some details about the accident in a Facebook live after saying he had spoken to Chandler’s family.

Reid claimed Ryan “picked up a hitchhiker” but “something in the conversation went off and they ended up pulling over”.

Larry Reid claimed the hitchhiker shot and killed Ryan Chandler and the area around the car was currently a crime scene.

We must stress these claims have not been verified by authorities or other sources close to Ryan Chandler.

Through the medium of Let’s Clear The Air, Chandler entertained the world with his witty personality. He touched many hearts and social media was full of tributes and condolences.

“Sending prayers, love and condolences to his parents, children, family, ministry, fans and friends. You will truly be missed. You kept us rolling from laughter and that horn. But what I loved most you kept it real,” wrote a Facebook fan.

Another commented: “My heart is heavy on hearing the passing of Ryan. He made me laugh – such a wonderful man. I would watch him every week. Prayers for his family.”

“Prayers to his parents and family. I don’t know him personally. However, he definitely kept his audience laughing, kept it real and the blowing of the horn was his signature,” another fan added.

The Focus sends its condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and fans of Ryan Chandler.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.