A RETIRED joiner and shop fitter from Redruth killed himself shortly after being given an ultimatum to clear his debts by a solicitors' office.
David Nice, aged 66, from Lanner, was found hanged in his garage by a Jehovah's Witness on August 23, 2012.
His inquest, held in Truro today, heard that Mr Nice ran up debts of £25,000 on credit cards and loans.
He had also struggled come to terms with his mother's death and feared having to sell her house where he had moved in 2003.
Recording a verdict of suicide, assistant Cornwall coroner Barrie van den Berg, said: "It looks like there was a combination of factors like the letter from the solicitors and he thought there was no way out so I believe he took his own life."