AN AIRBUS worker who had diabetes had been trying to open a chocolate bar when he died.
Aircraft fitter Mark David Bull, 36, of Spon Green in Buckley, was found by his partner Cally Sahin on April 13, after suffering a hypoglycaemic attack, a Mold inquest heard.
In a statement his family said: “Mark was a popular person, he always had time for his family, friends and work colleagues.
“He is missed so much, life will not be the same without him.”
The former Castell Alun High School pupil had been diagnosed with type one diabetes in 2007 and needed to inject insulin four times a day.
Miss Sahin said: “He didn’t like the fact he had diabetes but he was coping with it.”
She last saw Mr Bull, who lived a few doors away from her, on Monday, April 11.
She said: “The next morning I remember looking up at the house and seeing the blinds were only slightly open, which was unusual.
“I just thought he must have slept late.”
On Wednesday morning Miss Sahin went round to the house and found the door was unlocked.
She said: “I went upstairs and I thought it was unusual that he hadn’t made his bed, because the duvet was on the floor.
“I found him lying face down on the floor with the duvet over the top of him and a bar of chocolate by his hand which looked like he was trying to get into it.”
Doctors were unable to test the level of sugar in Mr Bull’s blood because of the amount of time between his death and his body being found.
Coroner for North East Wales John Gittins said he thought Mr Bull had died on the Monday night or Tuesday morning.
He said: “The chocolate bar is indicative of Mr Bull realising he was suffering low blood sugar levels and seeking to do something about it.”
He said the cause of death was hypoglycaemia as a result of type one diabetes and recorded a verdict of natural causes.
Speaking after the inquest, the family thanked police, paramedics and the coroner’s office.
They also expressed their thanks to friends family and work colleagues for their kindness and donations totalling £1,300 which have been given to the Diabetic Clinic at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.