Tributes paid to ‘much-loved’ 24-year-old from Camden Town
Dale Millett died in May while the country was on lockdown
Thursday, 1st October 2020 — By Bronwen Weatherby
A MAN found dead in a council estate stairwell was described as “much loved” by a coroner as an inquest concluded he had taken his own life.
Dale Millett, 24, was discovered at Dalehead, a tower block in Ampthill Square, Camden Town, with a self-inflicted wound in May.
The death of his father in January had hit Mr Millett hard, St Pancras Coroner’s Court was told on Monday.
He had been prescribed anti-depressants and had a history of mental ill-health.
Coroner Jonathan Stevens told the family: “It’s clear Dale was much loved by his brother and by his aunt and uncle who provided a place for him to live for the past five years. To lose Dale in this circumstance and come across that scene must’ve been awful. I offer my condolences to you.”
Mr Millett’s brother Richard said after his death: “He was a quiet boy, he kept himself to himself. He was just a young kid – a young, normal kid. It is so shocking. He had depression but not something that was noticeable. He hadn’t said anything.
“God knows what was going through his head.”
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