A grieving family have told how they received thousands of messages of support after the death of their loved-one.
Wayne Morris passed away at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after being found unresponsive at his Fenton home on January 6.
An inquest has this week ruled that the 60-year-old died from natural causes after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Now sisters Jill Bailey and Donna Twigge have led tributes to their brother, who lived in Queen Elizabeth II Court, on Temple Street.
They said: “He was always happy – a very happy lad. People are just devastated.
“We had over 3,500 messages following his death. We raised over £600 for mental health in his memory.”
A number of well-wishers turned out ahead of Wayne’s funeral as the cortege drove along Sterndale Drive and Hollings Street on its way to Carmountside Crematorium on February 18.
The sisters added: “He never had a bad bone in his body. We loved him so much. Everybody loved him. Our lives will never be the same again.”
The inquest heard Wayne had previously had contact with Harplands Hospital following mental health struggles. He had recently moved into a new home.
North Staffordshire district coroner Emma Serrano ruled out any suggestion that Wayne had overdosed on prescription medicines.
She told the inquest: “It is my decision that this death is due to a brain haemorrhage.
“I have considered the other options. There doesn’t appear to me to be enough evidence to say that this death was related to drugs. I am going to record that it was of natural causes.”
She added: “I would like to extend to you my condolences. I am sorry I have to meet you in these circumstances.”