Five months ago, an 81-year-old man of English origin went down in history, not only because of his particular name of Willian Shakespeare, but for being the first male to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Unfortunately, his name was heard again but for sad news: he died of causes unrelated to the pandemic.

Shakespeare died last Thursday of a stroke, according to the BBC News. Last December he became known for being the first man to receive the Pfizer vaccine at Coventry University Hospital, Allesley, England.

Jayne Innes, a councilor for Conventry and a friend of William’s, was the one who confirmed the news. He indicated that he will be remembered for many things, including his taste for mischief.

“Very sad and upset to hear that our friend, the very charming Bill Shakespeare, has passed away. He will be remembered for many things, including his taste for mischief. He became an international sensation as the first man to receive a Covid vaccine, ”Jayne wrote on social media.

For Innes, the best tribute to Bill’s memory is getting vaccinated.

The long-lived man, during the pandemic, was locked up with his wife. He was married to Joy and had two children and several grandchildren. After his death, the laboratory where he worked posted a Twitter: “Bill made headlines around the world for being (the first) man to have the Covid vaccine. His decades of service to the party were recently recognized by Keir Starmer (party leader). Our thoughts are with Joy and Bill’s family and friends. “

Since Bill’s inoculation, the UK has made rapid progress in this process. According to latest figures, 72.3% of the adult population has already received the first dose, while more than 22 million have already obtained the second (43.5%).

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