Professor Of University Of North Carolina Resigned Due To His Controversial Tweets, Found Dead In His Home

Mike Adams, a former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor, sparked outrage due to comments he made on Twitter. The Professor was found dead in his home, according to police.

Adams, 55, was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon during a welfare check at around 2:00 p.m. Jerry Brewer, a public information officer with the sheriff's department, said, The investigation into Adams's death is ongoing. His death came less than a month after the university announced that he would be retiring after campus outrage over his tweets.

Adams first drew a backlash in one of his tweets about people who wear masks in public look like "fools" and for calling Gov. Roy Cooper a "fascist" and another comment he made saying "Don’t shut down the universities. Shut down the non essential majors. Like Women’s Studies."

According to BuzzFeed

University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Mike Adams, who was known for his anti-LGBTQ, misogynistic, and racist remarks, was found dead in his home Thursday, days before he was due to retire as part of a settlement with the school.

New Hanover County Sheriff's Lt. Jerry Brewer told BuzzFeed News deputies were called to Adams' home in Wilmington at 12:30 p.m. for a welfare check and found the professor dead.

His death is under investigation and no additional information was immediately available.

Earlier this month, UNCW agreed to pay Adams, a criminology professor, more than $500,000 as part of an early retirement settlement reached between the parties after the professor again came under fire for his tweets about the coronavirus and recent protests against racism and police brutality. According to the News & Observer, Adams was set to retire Aug. 1.

In May, Adams criticized Gov. Roy Cooper’s pandemic stay-at-home orders in several tweets, calling him "Massa Cooper."

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