A MAN was found dead in his hot tub.

Coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley opened the inquest into the death of Mariusz Kujawa on Wednesday, March 18 at Brighton Coroner’s Court.

The 49-year-old business owner was found dead at his home in Hangleton Road, Hove, at 8.37am on February 13.

Ms Hamilton-Deeley said: “He and his wife and some friends had been using their hot tub. Mariusz stayed out and was found dead.

“It is believed they may have been using some drugs.”

The inquest was adjourned until September 3 at 10.30am.