William Shakespeare, the first man in the United Kingdom and one of the first in the world to receive the authorised COVID-19 vaccine this past December, died of an unrelated illness. According to the New York Post, he was 81 years old.
According to BirminghamLive, he died on Thursday at the same hospital in Coventry where he got the COVID vaccine.
Coventry is a city in the West Midlands, England, situated on the River Sherbourne.
Shakespeare was remembered fondly as a "much-loved figure" in the Coventry Labour Party after his death, and tributes poured in. Shakespeare was a "keen photographer, enjoyed jazz and socializing, and also loved the natural world and gardens," according to Jayne Innes, a Whoberley ward councillor for 30 years who worked closely with Shakespeare.