British William Shakespeare, the first man to receive the Covid vaccine, died at the age of 81 in hospital after a long battle with a disease not linked to the coronavirus. The British press reports it, recalling how Shakespeare, namesake of the famous playwright, became famous last December 8, when the photo taken of him receiving the Pfizer vaccine at Coventry University Hospital went around the world. The former Rolls Royce employee, writes the ‘Daily Mail’, died last Thursday after a period of illness spent in the same hospital where he was given the vaccine and leaves behind his wife Joy and two children. “Wonderful” was her laconic comment after receiving the serum. Shakespeare was the second person in the world to receive an approved vaccine after 91-year-old Margaret Keenan, who received the injection at the same hospital moments earlier.