A 42-year-old fitness fanatic was 'beating himself up' over his decision not to get vaccinated during his final days, his family said

John Eyres, Southport, Merseyside. Jenny MCannLast week, COVID-19 claimed the life of a 42-year-old British man who was passionate about exercise and healthy eating.John Eyers did not get vaccinated as he felt he would be fine, his family stated.In his last days, the father-of-1 told doctors that he regretted not getting vaccinated.Check out more stories from Insider's business page.His family confirmed that COVID-19 has killed a 42-year old fitness enthusiast who was not vaccinated. He regularly climbed mountains and participated in the Ironman.John Eyers was a Southport bodybuilding expert who died last week after contracting the virus one month earlier.According to Jenny McCann's twin sister Jenny McCann on Twitter, the father-of-1 was healthy and active. He was hiking and camping in wilderness four weeks before he became sick.Continue reading: A simple table summarizing all the differences in COVID-19 vaccinesImages from social media show Eyers running, bouldering, cycling and lifting weights. On Facebook, a friend paid tribute to Eyers calling him "one of my most active and fit friends."McCann stated to Sky News that her brother did not get vaccinated as he felt he would be fine and that he didn't know anyone with COVID.According to Sky News, she stated that "secondly, he had bought somewhat into this age of information that we are living and some conspiracy theories regarding the safety of [it],"He told his doctors before he was placed on a ventilator that he wanted to be vaccinated.McCann said that McCann was beating himself up, and wished he'd done it. McCann also stated that he didn't tell Sky News this because he was "really proud" and "stubborn."Continue the storyEyers' family encourages people to get vaccinated.Macey May Curran was 19 years old when her father spoke to the Liverpool Echo. She described him as a "real-life hero, my best friend and my dad."According to Echo, she stated, "Please, please, please get your vaccination. I was one of those young girls who got the vaccine only to go on 'holidays', but now I see the truth of what COVID does to us." "Standing by a hospital bed and watching my dad not know I'm there kills me," she said.Patients with COVID-19 have been vocal about their regret at not being vaccinated. According to Reuters, 58% of the UK's population have been fully vaccinated so far.According to Johns Hopkins University data, the virus has claimed the lives of more than 130,000 people.Business Insider has the original article.