When a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly in England or Wales, the coroner might be called to investigate the death. It is the duty of the coroner to identify how, where and when the person died. This information is used for official records and gives the family and friends of the deceased, an understanding as to what happened.
If this is the case, the death must be reported by the doctor, hospital or registrar to the coroner.
This action may delay the funeral plans as a post-mortem examination, or an inquest will usually take place. We are here to help and guide you, should there be involvement from the coroner.