AN EX-DRUG addict who turned his life around died after suffering three brain haemorrhages brought on by his 'chronic drug misuse'.
Lee Hornby, 25, of Hoole Road, Chester, died in September after suffering multiple brain haemorrhages, a Chester inquest heard.
He was admitted to hospital on September 5, 2006 where he was described as acutely confused and complaining of headaches.
It was found Lee, born in Manchester, had suffered three brain haemorrhages. He died on September 10.
His father John, of Tilston Walk, Wilmslow, a postman said: 'He started using drugs aged about 19 or 20. He wasn't beyond help but he didn't seem to want to help himself at that time. He was his own worst enemy.'
Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg said: 'It's ironic he had overcome this particular difficulty and for some months he had been drug free. On the balance of probabilities he suffered haemorrhages due to an infection which was itself due to the drug use.'
Verdict: Died from complications arising from chronic drug misuse.