A STOCKS and shares dealer died after taking heroin and alcohol, an inquest heard.
Timothy Daley, 32, died in a hotel room while working in the Chon Buri area of southern Thailand on October 29, 2003.
A Huddersfield inquest yesterday was told that Mr Daley, of Moorview Lane, Scissett, had suffered a long battle with heroin addiction and had twice been in rehabilitation clinics.
On the days leading up to his death his mother, Gillian, spoke to him and he said he was not feeling well. But the last time they spoke he told her he felt better.
However, when she could not get in touch with him later she rang his phone and a Thai woman answered.
The inquest was told how the woman said to Mrs Daley: ``Tim sleeping, Tim drinking too much." Then the phone line went dead.
When Mrs Daley called back the woman said: ``Tim dead."
A toxicological report revealed Mr Daley had heroin and alcohol in his bloodstream when he died.
Recording a verdict of death from abuse of drugs coroner Roger Whittaker said: "He had a long history of drug abuse, starting with cannabis and amphetamine. Since then he had progressed to heroin and had been in detox."