A brain hemorhage that was triggered by the first AstraZeneca Covid shot caused the death of a musician, according to an inquest.

Matthew Dibble, 40 years old, experienced a ‘catastrophic episode’ just days after reporting to St Thomas Hospital in central London about his headaches on May 8. 

The aspiring concert pianist, one of four brothers, was described as ‘a musician of extraordinary depth, breadth, and talent’ and ‘uncle to three girls and three boys’. 

Southwark Coroner’s Court inquest heard Tuesday that he received emergency surgery to lower the swelling of his brain and died shortly after. 

Julian Morris, Assistant Coroner told court that a post-mortem listed “vaccine-induced brain haemorrhage” as one contributing factor in his death. 

According to reports, Mr Dibble had a headache “shortly” after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccination.

Matthew Dibble, 40, was described as 'a musician of extraordinary depth, breadth, and talent' and 'uncle to three girls and three boys'

Matthew Dibble, 40, was described as ‘a musician of extraordinary depth, breadth, and talent’ and ‘uncle to three girls and three boys’ 

Mr Dibble was an aspiring concert pianist and was working on a 'number of projects' before his death

Before his death, Mr. Dibble had worked on numerous projects as a concert pianist.

The inquest revealed that he presented to St Thomas’ Hospital with a headache.

A court was told that doctors had informed Mr Dibble that his platelet count was normal and that the CT scan hadn’t revealed any concerns.

His condition deteriorated and he was sent home to Lewisham in south London.

His mother found him ‘drowsy’ and ‘atonic’ two days later, according to the inquest.

The ambulance was called and Mr. Dibble was transported to King’s College Hospital, Camberwell.

His platelet count was a measure of how many cells circulate in the blood.

Also, Mr. Dibble had ‘right side hemorhage’ due to ‘extensive cervical venous sin thrombosis’. This is where blood clots form in the brain’s veins that prevent blood from draining.

An emergency craniectomy was performed to remove a part of his skull and perform burr hole surgery on the brain to alleviate pressure. 

The court heard that he then suffered from further swelling and was admitted to hospital. He died on May 12.

An additional post mortem revealed that brain stem herniation had been the primary cause.

Mr Dibble (right) pictured alongside chef Jamie Oliver (left) in 2015. Mr Dibble described himself as a 'composer, performer, producer and multi-instrumentalist'

In 2015, Jamie Oliver and Mr Dibble were pictured together. Mr Dibble described himself as a ‘composer, performer, producer and multi-instrumentalist’

Dr Morris also mentioned that vaccine-induced brain haemorrhage and cerebral venous sinusthrombosis were both possible.

A full inquest into his ‘unnatural demise’ will be conducted on an undetermined date. 

After his death, a page of fundraising was established to help pay for the recording of the “number of projects” he worked on during his life.

A page dedicated to Mr Dibble was made by his ‘loving friends. It said that his death had been a terrible and unjust loss of life for his loved ones. He was the father of three daughters and three sons, one of his four brothers. 

“They, along with his friends and fellow musicians, described him as an individual of unusual kindness. He was always considerate of everyone he knew, despite all the struggles associated with a music career. 

“He also had extraordinary musical talent, depth and breadth.

Matthew was currently working alongside many of us in a variety of projects. But few of us knew about a secret and deeply personal undertaking, on which he’d slaved away for six straight years, remarkably finishing just weeks before he passed. 

“It meant so much that he, when he was first admitted to hospital, told his companions where to find the compositions in case of emergency.

The compositions were returned to his family by the composer’s relatives, who described them as “amazing courage and passion”

It was also noted that Freddy Kempf, an award-winning pianist, had offered to record and assist in ‘exploring options to publish this recording worldwide’.

The fundraising effort saw contributions amounting to £17,395, surpassing the £16,000 target to ‘cover the costs associated with the recording’.