Ol’ Billy Boy

William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564 – April 23, 1616)

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564.  He died on April 23, 1616.

What a bummer!  Dying on your birthday?

Ol’ Billy Boy’s friends were pissed.

“How dare he die before he blew out the candles and opened his gifts,” they said.  “How inconsiderate to ruin the party by dying!”

We do not know the cause of Ol’ Billy Boy’s death.  Did one of the non-mask-wearing party guests give Ol’ Billy Boy COVID, instantly causing his death?  Did Ol’ Billy Boy die from the 37th booster shot he received on April 22, 1616?  Was Ol’ Billy Boy poisoned by Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone?

We will never know.  Shakespeare’s birthday-party guests are not talking, and nobody gives Sonnet’s ass.


Happy Birth and Death Day, Bill!




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