TRIBUTES have been paid to a loving son who died after suffering a cardiac arrest at an empty pub.

Kevin Langridge died at the site of the former Queen's Hotel Pub in Berechurch Road, Colchester.

Mr Langridge was 52.

Police were initially treating the death as unexplained, but an investigation has determined there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

Mr Langridge’s mother Brenda, 83, who lives in Monkwick in Colchester said the family were devastated after losing their son.

She said he was taking medication for his battle with bi-polar disorder at the time of his death.

She said: “He was such a loving man.

“The amount of people who have phoned us up with their condolences has been overwhelming.

“He was always so polite to everybody, in everything he did.”

She added: “Two years ago his best friend died when he was on holiday in France and now we have to think they are up there and having a good old natter together.

“He was always very sociable and there used to be a group of four friends who went round together who enjoyed their music.

“Everyone has their faults and nobody is perfect but he did not deserve this.

“Because of his medication even one drink could make his reactions quite unpredictable.”

An inquest is due to be held into Mr Langridge’s death at a later date after Essex Police prepare a file for the coroner.