A ‘LARGER than life’ Dursley motorcycle enthusiast’s sudden death was due to natural causes coupled with his use of strong painkillers for a back injury, an inquest heard.

Gloucestershire Coroners Court heard on Tuesday that Scott Wain, of Rosemary Mount, Dursley, was on morphine based medication to relieve the pain of his back injury.

The inquest heard that a neighbour of 49-year-old Mr Wain had not seen him for two days so she went to investigate on August 9, 2019.

In a statement read out at court, the neighbour said that she called at Mr Wain’s house and got no reply. The door was unlocked and she went inside where she found him unresponsive on his bed.

She called the emergency services and police investigated and found no evidence of third party involvement in his death.

Pathologist Professor Neil Shepherd said he was unable to establish a cause of death but discovered that Mr Wain was suffering from a combination of heart disease and morphine toxicity.

The assistant coroner, Ian Dreelan, recorded a conclusion that Mr Wain had died from natural causes.

In October last year, Mr Wain's former partner Lynn Adams organised a motorcycle tribute ride in his memory.

She spoke about how the couple had planned to marry just a few weeks before Mr Wain’s death but had called it off because of the pain and difficulties they were going through as a result of accident injuries - his in motorbike accidents and hers while horse riding.

The couple had a shared love for motorbikes and they would often go on rides with friends in the community.

Lorry driver Mr Wain had owned around 40 motorbikes during his life and went on many rides with fellow enthusiasts.

“He was larger than life in personality and his look – he had many tattoos,” said Lynn. “He had a Gloucester accent with an American twang. He was a soft, caring person.

“He knew so much about bikes and would call me his princess.

“He was the love of my life.”