A FATHER was found dead in his son’s home after he deliberately took an overdose of drugs.

David Robinson, who was living with his son Mikey in Reigate Road, Worthing, was found face down on the bed.

An ambulance was called and paramedics pronounced him dead within minutes of arriving.

He had packets of medication by his bed and an empty bottle of peach schnapps.

An inquest into his death, held in Centenary House, Crawley, heard Mr Robinson lost his partner to cancer two weeks before he took his own life.

A song that reminded him of her was playing on repeat when his son found him dead, the court heard.

His partner developed cancer and had to have her bowel removed not long after they started seeing each other.

The inquest heard Mr Robinson struggled to cope with her diagnosis and his mental health deteriorated.

He was arrested in May last year following an argument with her.

While in prison he found out her cancer was terminal and she did not have long to live.

The court heard he had a long history of mental health issues including depression.

He was taking several different types of anti-depressants to treat his condition.

A post-mortem detected a high level of amitriptyline, a drug used for treating depression, in his blood.

Levels of another antidepressant, nortriptyline, were also found.

The inquest heard his family believed the medication he was prescribed killed him.

Assistant coroner for West Sussex Joanne Andrews said the level of the drug found in his system was moderate to serious.

She said the cause of Mr Robinson’s death was the combination of drugs detected in his body.

She concluded: “I am satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt that Mr Robinson took his own life.

“I will therefore conclude his death as suicide.

“I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the family and to those that knew him. I would particularly like to offer them to his son Mikey during this difficult time.”