Inquest in to death of epileptic Aaron

A MUCH-loved brother and son died after suffering from an epileptic fit, it emerged today.Aaron Clarke, 24, died on January 2, at the Christchurch House hostel where he lived, little more than a year after being diagnosed with epilepsy.

A MUCH-loved brother and son died after suffering from an epileptic fit, it emerged today.

Aaron Clarke, 24, died on January 2, at the Christchurch House hostel where he lived, little more than a year after being diagnosed with epilepsy.

The former Whitton Primary and Chantry High School pupil, who worked at Cineworld in Ipswich, was found by staff at the hostel in Fonnereau Road slumped in a bathroom and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greater Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean recorded a verdict of death from natural causes at the inquest into Mr Clarke's death yesterday.

Dr Dean said: “We have a very sad situation where a young man has passed away from the epilepsy of which he had suffered.”

During the inquest, which was held at Suffolk County Council's Endeavour House, a statement from a key worker from the hostel was read out.

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She said: “I have known him (Mr Clarke) for some time and I'm aware that he is an epileptic and takes medication for this.”

Speaking to The Evening Star after her son's death Mr Clarke's mother, Margaret, 57, said: “He loved his music especially R& B and rap and he loved watching DVDs.

“I have hundreds of his films at home I will miss his smile and I will miss his quietness as well.

“He would say a few words and then you wouldn't hear anything out of him.

“He was very fond of his own company.”

Would you like to pay tribute to Aaron Clarke? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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