Neighbours have paid tribute to the man who died after a fall at his home in Sovereign Harbour last night (Monday).
The 43-year-old, known locally as Paul, is believed to have suffered an epileptic fit in the flats he lived in at St Lucia Walk and fallen down a flight of stairs before suffering a heart attack.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at 5pm Monday along with the air ambulance, which landed in the playground at the nearby Haven School, and the man was taken to hospital in Brighton. He died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner’s officer is dealing with the incident.
This morning (Tuesday) neighbours were sad and shocked to hear he had passed away during the night.
Rob Hussey, who lives opposite and is pictured above, said, “He had only lived in the flat for about two weeks and was a really nice guy. He used to always say hello when he came out to have a cigarette.
“Everyone is really shocked. The first I knew was yesterday afternoon when the ambulances and police cars started arriving. It’s very sad.”
Friends at his former address in nearby Plymough Close were very upset.
Carol Lazarides said, “Only yesterday he was giving me tips on what to do in my garden. He was a lovely guy, always friendly.”