A MAN died of heart failure after taking almost 15 times a toxic dose of the cocaine.

Tyrin Wilkie, 28, was found dead at his home at Albert Way, East Cowes, on June 15 last year.

He was found by his brother after he failed to turn up for an appointment, barricaded inside his living room with a sofa pushed against the door and wraps of cocaine on the floor.

An inquest into his death, held on Thursday, July 11, concluded he died of cardiac arrhythmia — an irregular heartbeat.

The inquest heard Mr Wilkie struggled with a dependency on cannabis but was not a regular cocaine user.

Coroner Caroline Sumeray said: "Essentially, he has taken a massive dose of cocaine, nearly fifteen times the amount it would have taken to kill him. I don't think he had any intention of killing himself.

"He was someone who had a very supportive family. But one has to face up to reality and accept responsibility for ourselves."

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