Dad, 48, dies of Covid after refusing vaccine despite wife’s numerous pleas

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A family has been left heartbroken after their dad – who was placed in an induced coma – died of Covid-19 after refusing to get the vaccine despite pleas from his wife.

45-year-old Gligor Kedioski, who lived in Liverpool, died of Covid-19 after being admitted to hospital last month, where he was placed in an induced coma.

Despite numerous pleas from his wife, Bilyana, who encouraged him to get the jab, Gligor had refused and died of Covid-19 on January 2 after being admitted to hospital in December.

The father-of-one had spent around three weeks in hospital and was placed in an induced coma before passing away on January

Gligor, who was described as being a "generous dad", was born in Prilep, Macedonia, and leaves behind his wife and his 5-year-old-daughter.

He was a factory worker who had also worked as a delivery driver during the pandemic.

According to his friends, Gligor was full of life and always talked about life's next adventure, reports the Liverpool Echo.

A friend of the family, Robert Karalioski, said: "He was a great friend – he was one of those people who would be right there for you if you needed help. He was really known for that among the community."

He added: "Once he was admitted to hospital, only Bilyana was allowed to visit him. She was spending hours and days there, especially in his last week.'

Close friends and family members have come together to raise funds to repatriate his body to his home country, Macedonia, which his wife has said is in his and his family's wishes.

Unable to visit Gligor, his family in Macedonia called him in hospital and sent plenty of messages.

A social media created by Grigor's close friend, Robert, hopes community members will come together to raise the right amount of funds for Grigor's funeral arrangements.

Robert believes that repatriating Gligor's body would provide closure for the family.

The fundraising appeal on GoFundMe reads: "We hope to take him home to his final destination, his beloved city of Prilep. Most of us have heard a lot of stories about his life adventures in his city."

Robert's GoFundMe campaign to repatriate Gligor's body has already exceeded its £5,000 target and raised over £12,000

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