TRIBUTES have poured in for award-winning BBC radio presenter Lisa Shaw following a heartfelt statement by her family.

The 44-year-old died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, on Friday afternoon having been treated in intensive care.

Her family said she died after suffering blood clots after she received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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They said she developed “severe” headaches a week after having the jab and fell seriously ill a few days later.

In a statement released by the BBC, the mother-of-one’s family said: “Lisa developed severe headaches a week after receiving her AstraZeneca vaccine and fell seriously ill a few days later.

“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.

“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.”

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Since the statement Northern Echo readers have honoured the BBC star.

One mourner said: “How awful. This lady was a star. One in a million and that was the chance she encountered after her vaccination. Please don't let it put you off being jabbed. Life can be cruel. I feel very very sad.”

Another said: “How tragic. RIP Lisa. You will be missed by many over the airwaves. Her devoted family deserve the upmost respect. Fly high Lisa.”

Others paid tribute to her warm character and charming personality.

One reader said: "I don't often have the radio on these days but when I heard the news about Lisa's passing, I knew who they were talking about. So much warmth, love and fun in her voice. A terrible loss for her fans... but absolutely devastating for her family and friends."