A GRIEVING mum admitted her drug addict daughter “could not cope”.
Lynne Denby spoke out after an inquest heard how Helen Gill hanged herself from a first-floor window, an inquest heard.
The inquest at Huddersfield Coroners Court yesterday heard how Miss Gill had been gripped by a drug addiction for the majority of her adult life.
And her mother admitted she had not been strong enough to beat the addiction.
After the inquest her family paid tribute to Miss Gill.
Her mum Lynne Denby, 64, said: “She just wasn’t strong enough in the end to beat her addiction. It had got hold of her and she was troubled.”
Brother Darren, 39, said while growing up he and Helen were ‘inseparable’ and he missed her terribly.
Her partner Gary Cornelly added: “She was so loving and caring.”
The court heard how Ms Gill had argued with Gary that morning.
Mr Cornelly, 36, told how after the argument they sat down and watched a DVD before she left the room saying she wanted to be on her own.
He said she had been in the bedroom for about 20 minutes when he heard a loud bang.
He knew nothing further until police alerted him and told him his partner had died.
Huddersfield Pc Chris King said he was called to Eastlands to reports a woman had hanged herself and could be seen by neighbours.
He said when he arrived paramedics were on the scene and he cordoned off the scene and he recognised the deceased woman as Helen Gill.
The court heard Ms Gill had told her partner she was worried about her mum Lynne who was suffering from cancer.
But her mother, who was present in court, said she had told her daughter not to worry and get on with her life.
Mr Cornelly then told the inquest about a previous incident when he and Ms Gill were living in Lonsbrough Flats, Southgate.
He said during an argument Ms Gill had climbed onto a unit and opened a window before putting a foot out, when he then grabbed her and pulled her back in.
He said this happened three months before they moved to Almondbury.
Toxicology results from a post mortem showed Ms Gill had consumed the equivalent of five pints of beer or nine measures of spirits at the time of her death.
Further tests revealed therapeutic levels of methadone and diazepam.
West Yorkshire Assistant Deputy Coroner Tim Ratcliffe told the family: “It’s pretty clear her life would have come to an end very quickly.”
He said there was evidence of planning and she had taken a ‘significant’ amount of alcohol combined with heroin substitute methadone.
He said: “After considering all the evidence I am sure beyond all reasonable doubt that she intended to take her own life.”