AN EPILEPSY sufferer died after asking a friend if he could share his drugs, an inquest heard yesterday.
Marcus Dalkin, 33, was found dead in his home on February 12.
The Huddersfield hearing was told that Mr Dalkin had let homeless friend Darren Andrew spend the night at his home on Trinity Street, Huddersfield.
In a statement read to the hearing Mr Andrew said Mr Dalkin knew he used heroin and asked for some.
He refused and Mr Dalkin fell asleep. Mr Andrew injected himself before going to bed.
When he woke later he found Mr Dalkin slumped to his right on a settee.
He tried to wake him and called an ambulance when he found he was not breathing.
Paramedics could not resuscitate him.
Consultant pathologist Dr Phillip Batman said Mr Dalkin had a history of medical problems.
He had been knocked down by a car three years before and suffered serious injuries.
He had had a stroke, weakening one side of his body, and suffered from epileptic fits, insomnia and muscular spasms.
He was also hepatitis C positive and had self-harmed himself.
The day before he died he was drunk.
Dr Batman ruled out epilepsy as a cause of death and said he found scarring on Mr Dalkin's head and arms.
He said he died from inhaling his own vomit, combined with a mix of codeine, methadone and alcohol.
Coroner Roger Whittaker recorded an open verdict.
He said it was likely that the intake of the substances caused Mr Dalkin's death, but he could not determine this for sure.