Your rent is due

Peter Fulshaw, who lived alone, fell behind with the rent on his flat in the centre of Burton, in England. His body was found in a state of advanced decomposition by his diligent landlord, who noticed a “strange” smell when she came knocking for the two months’ overdue rent.

The inquest learned that cause of death in this case was alcoholic ketoacidosis, which is easily reversible if treated. Fulshaw was surrounded by nine empty one-litre bottles which formerly held whisky.