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Inquest held for popular former Windsor Rugby Club player

Inquest held for popular former Windsor Rugby Club player

Emma Billingham

The Guildhall

A popular former Windsor Rugby Club player died from a medical complaint brought on by cocaine use, an inquest heard today.

Jaye Bowden, 30, died at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, on the evening of Friday, April 11 after being found on the roadside in Long Furlong Drive, Burnham, by passers-by.

The inquest at Windsor Guildhall heard that Mr Bowden had been at a friend’s home in Windsor earlier that evening.

Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford was told that the former Windsor Boys’ School pupil had used cannabis that night.

Pathologist Dr Robert Chapman also found traces of cocaine following Jaye’s death.He said Jaye died from a heart complication caused by cocaine.

Mr Bedford recorded a verdict that Jaye’s death was drug-related.

Speaking after his death in April, his mother Liz described her son as charismatic, with a loving personality.

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