A GP struck off over indecency allegations just two months ago has died suddenly.
Dr Ian Cowie, 53, of Batley, died from a heart attack while on a skiing holiday in France before Christmas.
He had said he would not appeal against the General Medical Council's decision last November.
His name was removed from the medical register after a three-week hearing in Manchester.
Dr Cowie worked at Grove House Surgery in Batley and the Medical Centre in Walnut Lane, Chickenley, Dewsbury.
He was accused of improper conduct relating to incidents involving 16 female and male patients - one a nine-year-old boy - between 1994 and 2002.
The GMC said: "Dr Cowie has abused the position of trust and responsibility he occupied in relation to his patients for his own sexual gratification.
"The panel believes that Dr Cowie presents a risk to patients and that he has demonstrated a clear lack of insight into, and remorse for, his actions.
"It considers that his actions have undermined public confidence in the profession and brought the standing of the profession into disrepute."
The panel found that on many occasions Dr Cowie went to work while under the influence of alcohol.
He was also said to have refused one patient several requests for a home visit, telling her `it was all in her head'.
Later that day the emergency doctor admitted the patient to Dewsbury and District Hospital, where she later died of bacterial endocarditis.
The GMC panel said its findings were serious and wide-ranging.
Its report said: "It is necessary, for the protection of the public, in the public interest and in Dr Cowie's own interests, for his registration to be suspended forthwith."
His funeral was at Batley Central Methodist Church last Friday.