A FACTORY foreman believed to be heavily in debt hanged himself, an inquest heard.
The body of Devon Lewis, 36, of Disney Close, Crosland Moor, was found by his partner, Ann Sloan, on the morning of May 26.
The Huddersfield inquest was told that Mr Lewis, who worked at BGM Plastics in Shepley, had hanged himself using a rope attached to a beam in his loft.
Neighbours rushed to Mr Lewis's house to cut him down and tried to resuscitate him.
It is believed Mr Lewis owed considerable sums of money, although he rarely mentioned the subject.
He was described as good-humoured up until his death.
He had been to the Grosvenor Casino at Folly Hall the night before to try and raise cash.
Coroner Roger Whittaker, who described the death as `tragic', recorded a verdict of death by hanging.
Mr Lewis leaves partner Ann and baby son Ben.