Mystery surrounds the death of a popular dad-of-three who died suddenly after returning from holiday.
Colin Pearson, 44, was found dead by family at his home in Monk Street, Accrington on Thursday, September 25.
The self employed roofer had returned from a trip to Cuba on the morning he died and had told family he was feeling ‘tired’ and needed to ‘sleep’.
The tragic family man did not reawake and was sadly discovered dead later that day by his brother Anthony.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.
Colin’s sister Caroline, 41, of Beech Road, Accrington, said the family have been left ‘devastated’ by his passing.
She said: “We are all shocked by Colin’s death. We are absolutely devastated. He was a big family man and he spent a lot of time with his children. He will be missed.
“We are a close family and we are all supporting each other at the moment.”
Caroline said that the family were still ‘clueless’ about what caused Colin’s sudden passing.
She said: “He died peacefully in his sleep but we still don’t know how he died. We have had no clues, but it was very sudden he had just got back off his holiday in Cuba and said that he was tired.”
Caroline said that Colin ‘loved to travel’ and had visited many parts of the globe. She added: “He had been to Egypt and Thailand and many more places, he loved to go travelling. He was a very popular man and had a lot of friends.”
Caroline added that her brother was ‘always up for a challenge’ and loved arm wrestling and enjoyed having a flutter.
Colin was also a regular in several pubs around Accrington and he often enjoyed taking part in karaoke at the Last Orders
The former Hollins pupil was also a member of the Canine Club on Abbey Street.
Philip Daniels, manager at the Canine Club, said: “Colin was a very fine man and it is so sad that he went so young.
“He was in here often and several other places around town, my thoughts are with his family.”
Colin leaves sons Callum, Leo and Luke, parents Mavis and Charles, brothers Anthony and Mark and sisters Pauline, Caroline, Amanda and Wendy.
An investigation has been opened by Blackburn Coroner’s Court.
A service for Colin will be held at Accrington Crematorium, on Monday, October 6. Flowers are welcome.