Decorator took his life over cancer fears

First published in News

A PAINTER and decorator who feared he might have cancer killed himself at a country park just outside Oxford.

Paul White was worried he had cancer but had not had a diagnosis, Oxford Coroner’s Court heard.

A pathologist later confirmed the 63-year-old had terminal cancer as well as problems with his thyroid.

Peter Clark, assistant deputy coroner for Oxfordshire, said members of the public found Mr White’s body in a car at Shotover Country Park on July 20. A letter was also found.

A statement from his GP, Dr Jonathan Bickford, said Mr White, from Elsfield, had a recent history of depression and had shown little response to medication.

The doctor said he had particular concerns that he might have a thyroid disease. Tests were conducted but came back clear.

Pathologist Prof Ian Roberts said Mr White had “locally advanced carcinoma of the gall bladder” which would have been fatal as well as thyroid problems.

Mr Clark said: “I’m satisfied that Mr White acted deliberately.”

He recorded a verdict that Mr White took his own life.

Related links

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:37pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Bart_simpsonDoh says...

Very sad
Very sad Bart_simpsonDoh
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Emma06 says...

Sweet Dreams Uncle Paul xxx
Sweet Dreams Uncle Paul xxx Emma06
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree