Singer hanged herself after losing her voice.
Elizabeth Rogers a singer who loved singing and has been an active member of her local operatic societyhas unfortunatly hanged herself due to losing her voice. The opera singer hanged herself after fearing would be be booted out of her amateur singing group, an inquest heard. She was found hanged by her husband.
Despite being rushed to hospital still breathing, Mrs Rogers died several hours later. In a statement read to an inquest, her husband Edward said his wife had loved singing and been an active member of her local operatic society. However, in the weeks leading up to her death she had visited the doctor complaining about toilet troubles, tiredness and difficulty sleeping, which he said came in part from her fear of being dropped from the choir if she failed a voice check.
Reading the statement, Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford said: “His wife had visited her doctor several times before her death, describing tiredness and toilet troubles and difficulty sleeping at night. “In addition she had put on some weight which she was quite upset about. His wife loved singing, she was an active member of the choir of her local operatic society. However, at the age of 81 years she was worried she would fail an upcoming voice check and politely be asked to leave.”
The inquest in Reading, Berkshire, heard that Mrs Rogers had called her GP and asked to be put on a course of anti-depressants less than two weeks before she died. On the day of her death her husband said she was in high spirits and told him to go off to work, waving him off from the door.
However, Mr Edwards returned three hours later to find his wife hanged. Razor blades and blood were also found in the kitchen. He called 999 and paramedics rushed to the family’s home in Florence Road, Sandhurst, to find that Mrs Rogers was still breathing. She was taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.