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Welling United fan Adam Shulver hanged himself due to 'psychological problems'
A WELLING United fan hanged himself in his own home after struggling to deal with "psychological problems", an inquest heard.
Twenty-five-year-old season ticket holder Adam Shulver was found dead at his home in Montrose Avenue, Welling, on July 13.
Police were called shortly after 8pm and the ‘Welling Massive’ member’s death was not treated as suspicious.
Recording a verdict of suicide, coroner Dr Roy Palmer told Croydon Coroners’ Court today a notebook was found in Mr Shulver’s home with entries outlining a wish to kill himself.
Speaking to a group of Mr Shulver’s family and friends who were present, he said: "Some of the entries are quite old but there is one that you believe to be quite a recent entry in the back.
"It does appear from these entries that he had a settled intention to end his own life by the means he used to do it which was suspension by the neck.
"He had clearly been struggling with psychological problems for a while and eventually hanged himself at his home address."
Friends last saw Greenwich-born Mr Shulver, who worked as an accounts clerk for a real estate company in London, at Park View Road on the evening of July 12 at Welling’s pre-season friendly against Leyton Orient which the Wings lost 4-1.
Hundreds of messages were left in his memory on the Welling United fans forum by fellow supporters.
Nicole Whitehead, who has known Mr Shulver since he was 12, said: "You cannot believe how many people felt so strongly about him and loved him so much.
"He had the ability to light up the room and it feels like it is not going to be the same now."
The 34-year-old, who lives in Peregrine Court, added: "He was very good at starting the chants and making up the most incredible chants.
"There will be an Adam-sized hole that no one will be able to fill."
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