William Shakespeare, the first man to have reportedly taken the COVID-19 vaccine is dead at age 81.

William Shakespeare made major news when he first received the COVID-19 jab at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on December 8 2020.

William Shakespeare covid-19
William Shakespeare: First Man To Take COVID-19 Vaccine Dead

Unfortunately, he died last Thursday, May 20, at the same hospital.

Local councillor Jayne Innes has described him as a “much-loved figure” with the Coventry Labour party, The Mirror reports.

Breaking:  Akuapem Poloo Waiting On COVID-19 Test TO Begin Jail Term At Ankaful

Ms Innes said: “He was such a lovely man, one who had a real commitment to making his local area better.

“During lockdown local families will have enjoyed walking amongst the trees planted by Bill and his colleagues in Allesley back in the 1980s.

“He was also very involved with the creation of the Coundon Wood in 2005 and in fundraising for the purchase of Elkin Wood, now managed by the Woodland Trust in 1997.”

Breaking:  Watch Live: Nana Akufo-Addo COVID-19 Address Today | Update Number 25

William used to work at Rolls Royce and was also a school governor at Allesley Primary School, as well as at Coundon Court School.

Shakespeare left behind a lovely wife Joy and two sons.

Our condolences to the family and friends.