NEWCASTLE, England (PNN) - August 26, 2021 - An investigation is ongoing after Lisa Shaw, a local radio broadcaster with BBC Radio, died of a blood clot on the brain at the age of 44, just weeks after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab.
In a tweet by BBC Radio Newcastle last Sunday, May 23, Shaw’s death was confirmed, with the station noting that everyone at the station was “devastated” by the award-winning host’s death on May 21.
“She was a brilliant presenter, a wonderful friend, and a loving wife and mum,” the tweet continued.
On Thursday, May 27, Shaw’s family confirmed that the BBC host had been given the AstraZeneca vaccine and experienced “serious headaches” a week later, which progressed to a blood clot on the brain.
The BBC Radio host was not known to have any underlying health issues.
“She was treated by the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s intensive care team for blood clots and bleeding in her head. Tragically, she passed away, surrounded by her family, on Friday afternoon,” the statement from the family said. “We are devastated and there is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that can never be filled. We will love and miss her always. It’s been a huge comfort to see how loved she was by everyone whose lives she touched, and we ask for privacy at this time to allow us to grieve as a family.”
Shaw’s death will be investigated, according to a “fact-of-death” certificate from Newcastle senior coroner Karen Dilks, with “complication of AstraZeneca COVID-19 virus vaccination” being a possible reason in her death.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination has been linked to a specific type of blood clot.