A GRANDMOTHER died after falling and hitting her head while leaving her grandson’s wedding, an inquest heard.

Stella Rose Moser was making her way towards a taxi, which had arrived to collect her from the grandson’s wedding, when she lost her balance, fell backwards, and hit her head on the ground.

The hearing at Woodvale Coroner’s Court in Brighton heard that the 88-year-old retired social worker, who had lived in New York for several years, was active and enjoyed socialising with her friends and family.

Although Stella suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and obesity, the court was told in a report from her GP that she was “in good health”.

In June, Stella had travelled to Brighton from her home in Walthamstow in northeast London to attend her grandson’s wedding.

Stella left the service, accompanied by friends and family, who made their way down a taxi parked at the bottom of a hill.

She was then seen to lose her balance and fall backwards, hitting her head and losing consciousness.

An ambulance was called, and Stella was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where she later died.

In a statement from the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the court was told that plans were made for end-of-life care and a do not resuscitate order was put in place.

The deputy coroner for Brighton and Hove Dr Karen Henderson recorded a verdict of accidental death.

In a tribute to his mother, Doug Hill described her as generous, having donated money to different charities throughout her life, and as someone who “loved life”.

He said: “Mum was never happier than when she was with her family at a party.”

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