‘Shocking’ death from lung disease
A SMARDEN man who died suddenly had been living with a dormant but dangerous lung condition.
Andrew Parker, 35, died on October 31, after being taken ill at his home in Bedlam Lane, Smarden,
An inquest found he died as a result of a rare genetic abnormality.
The court heard how Mr Parker’s tonsils, spleen and airways had become infected.
These infections had sparked a lung condition which had been lying dormant.
Recording a verdict of natural death, coroner Rachel Redman said: “This is clearly a natural disease process and one which remains silent until sudden death.
“He was susceptible to physical exertion or infection.
“This was a tragic, sudden and very shocking death of a young man.”