Yeovil captain lee collins commit suicide in his hotel room an Investigative panel have ruled.
The captain who was labelled a gentle giants in a tribute was found dead in his hotel room on 31 March, and Somerset senior coroner Tony Williams ruled he took his own life during a hearing in Taunton .
Collins was found dead in his room by Yeovil assistant manager Terry Skiverton in the Lanes Hotel in West Corker, Somerset on 31 March.
An inquest into the 32-year-old’s death was opened with Tony Williams, the senior coroner for Somerset, presiding.
Yeovil Captain Lee Collins Commit Suicide
Mr Williams was told during a hearing in Taunton in April that Collins was found hanging in his hotel room. He subsequently heard the Newport native had been “struggling with injuries and personal problems”, as well as a long-term alcohol and gambling issues and the recreational use of cocaine.
On Wednesday, Mr Williams ruled Collins took his own life with cocaine and alcohol in his system, as shown by toxicology tests.
In a statement to the inquest, partner Rachel Gibbon described Collins as a “gentle giant, the kindest, most generous man you could have met”. She also said there were two sides to his “very complex character”.
Collins made 470 appearances in his senior career, playing for Wolves, Hereford, Port Vale, Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Northampton, Mansfield, Forest Green and Yeovil.
The defender joined National League club Yeovil in Yeovil in 2019 and made 39 appearances, most-recently against Stockport in February.
Collins is survived by Gibbon and three daughters who were mascots as Huish Park in May for Yeovil’s fixture against Stockport.
A minute’s applause took place and Gibbon laid a wreath on the pitch as fans returned to the stadium to pay tribute to their captain.