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Devastated wife of 'Needlephobic' Scots games developer who died of Covid at 51 urges people to get jab

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The wife of a revered Scots games developer who died of Covid has urged people to get vaccinated - after revealing that his lifelong phobia of needles had stopped him getting the jab.

Dad-of-two Stewart Gilray, 51, died on Thursday after contracting coronavirus in the middle of December. The Aberdonian was held in high regard for his decades-long career in the videogames industry, with tributes pouring in from some of its best-known figures including Doom creator John Romero.

Now his devastated wife Bec, 41, is pleading with people to overcome their fear of needles to avoid putting their lives at risk.Bec told the Daily Record: "Stewart had a serious fear of needles.

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