A HARTLEPOOL man died of a heart attack brought on partly by liver disease, an inquest heard.
Ian Mann, 28, of the town’s Allerton Close was found slumped on a sofa by his partner on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 15.
He was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton but was declared dead.
An inquest was conducted by Hartlepool coroner Malcolm Donnelly in Middlesbrough on Tuesday.
The inquest found Mr Mann died as a result of cardiac arrest.
Liver disease was found to be a secondary cause.
Mr Donnelly recorded a verdict that Mr Mann died as a result of natural causes.