Great Cornard widow died from overdose just months after husband took his own life

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The widow of a pharmacist who committed suicide also took her own life, an inquest has heard.

A visitor to the home of Alexis Lunn in Maldon Court, Great Cornard, found the 33-year-old collapsed on the floor on January 7.

On Monday an inquest at Suffolk Coroners Court in Ipswich was told that paramedics who attended the address declared Mrs Lunn dead at the scene.

Tests ordered after a post mortem examination was inconclusive showed that Mrs Lunn died as a result of taking an overdose of painkillers and also from gastric aspiration.

The inquest heard that Mrs Lunn had been prescribed medication for depression.

In the days before her death, Mrs Lunn had appeared to be in an “upbeat” mood but in message left on her mobile phone she indicated that she planned to end her life.

In June last year, Mrs Lunn’s husband Stephen Lunn, who worked as a pharmacist at Boots in Sudbury, committed suicide by taking an overdose of tablets.

Assistant Suffolk Coroner Nigel Parsley recorded a conclusion that Mrs Lunn took her own life.