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A UK man named William Shakespeare, the first man in the country and one of the first in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine approved last December, has died of an unrelated illness. He was 81 years old.
He died Thursday at the same Coventry hospital where he received the vaccine, according to BirminghamLive. The nature of his illness was not immediately clear.
After his death, tributes came to Shakespeare, who was fondly remembered as a “much-loved figure” in the Coventry Labor Party. Jayne Innes, a 30-year Whoberley ward counselor who worked closely with Shakespeare, said he was an “avid photographer, loved jazz and socializing, and also loved the natural world and gardens.”
“Bill was a lifelong activist, so he was delighted to help encourage everyone to get vaccinated so we can get back to all the things we enjoy in life,” he added. “I had my first one. Having our shots is the best tribute we can all pay to Bill.”
Modern Shakespeare made headlines on December 8 when he took the hit at Coventry University Hospital, just 20 miles from the birthplace of the famous Stratford-Upon-Avon playwright.
“I have to say the staff at this hospital are wonderful,” Shakespeare said after receiving the injection from Pfizer.
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He was 81 years old.
Shakespeare leaves behind his wife Joy and two children, Julian and William. He was also a grandfather.
The Warwickshire native was an inpatient at the hospital’s frailty ward at the time he received his vaccine dose, per the BBC.
His vaccination made worldwide headlines — including on the front page of The Post, where it was dubbed the “Taming of the Flu.”
In a tribute, delivered through the trust, his wife, Joy, said: “Bill was very grateful for having offered him the opportunity to become one of the first people in the world to receive the vaccine.
“It was something he was enormously proud of; he loved seeing the media coverage and the positive difference he was able to make in the lives of so many people.
He “He often talked to people about it and always encouraged everyone to get vaccinated whenever he could.”
In addition to his wife of 53 years, Shakespeare leaves behind his two adult children and grandchildren.
We're sorry to hear of the death of Coventry Labour stalwart Bill Shakespeare. Bill made global headlines as 1st first man to have Covid vaccine. His decades of service to the party were recently recognised by @Keir_Starmer. Our thoughts are with Joy and Bill's family & friends. pic.twitter.com/ANCTeGFYEs
— West Midlands Labour (@WMLabour) May 24, 2021