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William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, aged 52. But what fun would that be if there was no controversy? It appears that the 23 April date is based on the Old Style, or Julian calendar, of Shakepeare's time. According to the Gregorian calendar, used today, the date of Shakespeare's death would actually be 3 May 1616.
Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.