A MAN who was suffering from depression hanged himself, an inquest heard.
Stephen Davey’s wife Alison found him hanging in their home in Masefield Avenue, Paulsgrove in September last year.
The inquest heard how Mr Davey, 42, had been battling with depression and had been taking anti-depressants.
In a report, pathologist Barbara Borek said she had not found any evidence of disease or infection that led to his death.
The report also stated Mr Davey had been physically healthy and had no signs of alcohol in his blood.
Coroner David Horsley, for Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, ruled that Mr Davey’s death had been caused by the hanging.
He said: ‘He (Stephen) hadn’t given the family any inkling over this.
‘He had taken his own life while suffering from depression. It must have been a terrible shock for everyone and a sad waste of life.
‘But, I have to say after reading the reports, the cause of death was due to hanging.’