Inquest rules death of Halifax gentle giant was an accident

Jason Ramsden
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A well-known gentle giant from Halifax who passed away suddenly at just 36 died after suffocating, an inquest heard.

Jason Ramsden, known as Jay or Rambo, was found at his home on New Road Halifax on March 13 after concerns from his mother.

Halifax Coroners Court heard that Mr Ramsden had become drowsy and fallen in a way that led him to suffocate.

Medical examinations conducted by Dr Sarah Knight revealed that there were traces of alcohol - equivalent to two pints, methadone and small traces of other substances in his blood that had resulted in him becoming drowsy.

She said if he had landed in a different position from his fall, he could have survived.

Coroner Peter Straker recorded an accidental death verdict: “It would appear Jason Ramsden has fallen over by mistake and because of the drugs in his system he was unable to move from his position and died from asphyxia.”