Dad’s death ‘natural causes’

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 January 2013

Inquest into Weston man's death.

Inquest into Weston man's death.


A WESTON father who collapsed at his home died from natural causes, a coroner has confirmed.

Stuart Yeates, aged 51, of Alfred Street, was pronounced dead by paramedics who attended his home on October 10 last year.

An inquest into his death was opened because family members were concerned Mr Yeates, who was unemployed and had a history of alcohol abuse, had fallen and hit his head.

A post mortem report, which was read out by the coroner’s officer at Flax Bourton Coroners Court on Tuesday, stated that Mr Yeates had not suffered a head injury but most likely died from hypertensive heart disease.

Coroner Maria Voisin said: “The inquest was opened because there were concerns he hit his head, but the post mortem shows the likely cause of his death to be heart disease leading to sudden collapse.”

Miss Voisin recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.

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