A FILM producer who took his own life left notes for his family, telling them he loved them and he was sorry.

An inquest into the death of Daniel Akilu Demissie, 37, of Beechcroft Drive, Wootton, was held at the Isle of Wight Coroner's Court on Thursday.

It heard Mr Demisse's father found his son's body in the attic at his home.

A post mortem found he had not taken drugs or alcohol.

The cause of death was hanging.

Mr Demissie travelled the world working, and his family were unaware of any mental health issues at the time of his death.

In his notes, he said he had 'lost all hope.'

Isle of Wight Coroner Caroline Sumeray said: "My heart goes out to you as a family.

"He was as sober, and as rational, as anyone could have been.

"While it may seem incomprehensible, he has justified his actions within these notes."

She concluded Mr Demissie died by suicide.

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Samaritans -116 123 24 hour support, every day of the year www.samaritans.org

Papyrus  0800 068 41 41 Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 10pm or Text 0778 620 9697 – prevention of young suicide www.papyrus-uk.org

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – 0800 58 58 58, 5pm – midnight. Dedicated to preventing male suicide www.thecalmzone.net

Mind - 0300 123 3393, 9am - 6pm, Mon - Fri (except Bank Holidays). Advises on a range of mental health issues www.mind.org.uk  

Young Minds - 0808 802 5544, 9.30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri. Supports any adult worried about a child’s welfare www.youngminds.org.uk

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