Who was Marley Richards?
Marley Richards was an ex-child star who had appeared in numerous episodes of The Bill and adverts for Asda clothing range George. He was reportedly found hanged after a 10-year relationship he had with the mother of his three children came to an end, an inquest has heard. He had set up his own electronics company and was said to be building his foundations before potentially pursuing a future as a YouTube personality.
How old was Marley Richards?
Marley Richards was 28 years old at the time of death.
Marley Richards Cause of Death
Richards was doing well with his business but the pandemic forced him to shut his business, and things began to spiral downward, a coroner was told today. Mr. Richards had to declare himself homeless during the pandemic after the breakup forced him out of his home.
After leaving his family home in Bedfordshire, he went to stay at a Holiday Inn in Elstow. The inquest was told that on June 30 last year, the manager of the hotel attempted to gain entry to the 28-year-old’s bedroom after his worried mother, Eleanor, had not heard from him.
The father-of-three was found hanged inside.
Marley Richards Best Known For
Marley had been the face of Nickelodeon adverts.
Today’s inquest heard how, as a promising young star, Mr. Richards won awards after attending a course at the esteemed Sylvia Young Theatre School before appearing in the TV series The Bill multiple times.
Marley Richards Wife
At 18, he fell in love with Francesca McIntyre and the pair went on to have three children over their 10-year relationship. Bedfordshire Coroner’s Court heard how Mr. Richards remained in ‘high spirits,’ despite being forced to live at a Holiday Inn after the break-up.
Marley Richards Autopsy
But after receiving a concerned call from his mother, Eleanor, a manager was forced to unscrew the door to his hotel room, where they discovered Mr. Richards’ body. A police officer confirmed that Marley had last been seen leaving the home of his ex-partner Francesca at 8.30 am on June 27.
Assistant coroner Tom States told the hearing how Mr. Richards had been struggling with depression and anxiety for around five years, and that he had been feeling suicidal in 2019.