Inquest into the Death of a British Tourist in Corfu


A British tourist met a tragic end after plummeting from his hotel balcony in Corfu, Greece, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend, an inquest has revealed.

Stephen Willits, aged 45, fell from the third floor of a hotel in August 2020, with the exact cause of his fall remaining unclear, according to the findings of the inquest.

Reports indicate that Willits, who was heavily intoxicated at the time, suffered traumatic injuries in the fall. The incident occurred shortly after midnight, following a celebratory evening that included a meal and drinks with his fiancée.

The inquest heard that Willits had been joyfully sharing news of his engagement with friends, family, and fellow hotel guests, displaying a positive demeanour throughout the evening. Leslie Willits, the sister of the deceased, described him as the "nicest person ever" and emphasised his lack of malice.

Despite Willits' struggles with mild depression, there was no evidence to suggest suicidal tendencies or acute mental health issues. Staffordshire assistant coroner Daniel Howe remarked, "Stephen died as a result of falling from height. He seemed to be in good spirits... He had proposed to his girlfriend that day and was happy about it."

The toxicology report confirmed Willits' high level of intoxication, but the reason behind his approach to the balcony remains unknown.

(Source: Daily Mail UK)

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