A British tourist hanged himself after a row with his girlfriend during a ‘make or break’ holiday in the Canary Islands, an inquest heard.
Nick Crook, 47, stormed back to his hotel room in Fuerteventura after Vanessa Grant said she was leaving him following an argument about him not socialising with other holidaymakers.
The father-of-three, from Bacup, Lancashire, was thought to have deliberately left the door of their room open in the hope of being found in time – but he was already dead by the time Ms Grant arrived back three hours later.
His family later had to launch a fundraising campaign to raise the £5,000 cost of bringing his body home.
Mr Crook, a foreman at a recycling plant, had been described by his family as an ‘an amazing friend to everyone’ but an inquest heard he had a history of taking overdoses to seek attention.
He split up with his wife Nicola in 2005 and last year began a relationship with Ms Grant but in the days leading up the holiday he had told his family the romance was in trouble.
The tragedy occurred after he and Ms Grant booked into the Caleta Playa Apartments in May last year.
Ms Grant told the inquest, in Burnley: ‘Nick and I had been in a relationship for a few months. We had gone on holiday and on that day he was quite vacant. We had met some other couples and I was telling him that he needed to be more sociable.