A Hull painter grew to become a recluse throughout lockdown as he battled persistent alcoholism, an inquest heard.
Michael James Gallagher, 58, tragically died on June 22, 2020, after consuming deadly ranges of subscribed medicine for despair whereas tackling persistent alcoholism – inflicting his coronary heart to cease beating.
An inquest at Hull Coroners Court heard how the Hull born painter and decorator suffered from a historical past of alcohol abuse and started growing seizures round Christmas 2019 consequently and began shedding pounds.
The courtroom additionally heard how Michael did not go away his flat for a six month interval throughout the first coronavirus lockdown.
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The 58-year-old suffered with despair and was sadly discovered by his niece within the bed room of his house on Troutsdale Grove after she visited his house after not seeing the person for greater than 24 hours.
Paramedics have been known as however Michael was sadly pronounced useless on the scene.
Senior Coroner Professor Paul Marks concluded the inquest by saying: “The conclusion in my judgement which fits the facts as proven is that Michael James Gallagher died as a result of drugs/alcohol.”
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