A MAN found a ‘goodbye note’ from his father after he died from multiple drug toxicity, an inquest opening has heard.

Andrew Brown was found deceased at his home in Berryfield, Slough on May 2 this year at the age of 63.

A pre-inquest opening took place at Berkshire Coroner’s Court on September 26, investigating the cause of Mr Brown’s death.

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The hearing heard that Mr Brown’s son had returned home around 4pm and when he entered the house he found a goodbye note from his father.

He then found his father unresponsive upstairs and called the emergency services who determined there were ‘no life-saving opportunities’.

A post-mortem examination was carried out and a cause of death was offered as acute respiratory failure, oversedation and multiple drug toxicity.

Assistant coroner Alison McCormick said that Mr Brown was not known to the alcohol and drug abuse services and was also not known to the mental health services since 2021.

A full inquest will need to take place into Mr Brown’s death. However, further investigations still need to be carried out meaning a date has not yet been set.

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However, when the investigations are complete, a full inquest will be scheduled to take place at the same court.


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