A BRADLEY man suffered heart problems after years of alcohol abuse, an inquest heard in Huddersfield yesterday.
Alexis Williams, 31, collapsed at home on March 12 last year after drinking with his father and a friend.
A post-mortem revealed he had suffered cardiac arrythmia, an irregularity in the rhythm of the heart, caused by excessive drinking.
The inquest heard that Mr Williams, an unemployed single man, had a long history of alcohol abuse and drank two or three litres of cider daily.
In August 1999 he was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with various problems including alcoholic liver disease and anxiety attacks.
Mr Williams, of Leeds Road, made a gasp for air and collapsed at home just after 4pm on March 12.
Kirklees coroner Roger Whittaker recorded a verdict of death due to natural causes.