A father-of-three died suddenly just hours before he was due to go on holiday.
Paramedics attempted to revive Oswaldtwistle man Kyle Whyte at his home on Three Brooks Way after he was found lying in bed not breathing.
However they were unable to revive him and he passed away in hospital on August 7.
Manchester United fan Kyle, 28, who had previously been a painter and decorator, was set to start a teaching assistant course at Blackburn College this September.
Kyle’s wife, Roisin, said the couple had stayed up late that night making sure they had everything ready for their holiday.
The 28-year-old recalled Kyle being unresponsive when she tried to wake him up just before 7am the next morning.
She said: “I noticed his lips were blue and he wasn’t breathing.
“I called an ambulance and then had to get Kyle on the floor and the operator talked me through CPR while the ambulance was on its way.
“The paramedics managed to get a faint pulse back but they never managed to get him breathing on his own again.”
Post-mortem results came back inconclusive and samples have been sent off for testing, Blackburn Coroner’s Court confirmed.
Kyle had taken medication since 2008 after being seriously injured in a road collision.
He married wife Roisin in Cyprus in 2009.
His wife said Kyle loved extreme and outdoor activities as well as spending days out with her and their children, sons Càel-Lucas, 6, Daegan, 5 and eight-month-old daughter Alaena.
She said: “His main focus in life was his family and he was determined for us all to be close and make lots of happy memories together.”
Roisin added her husband had a heart of gold.
She said: “It just seems so unfair that when he was so happy and content he’s been taken away from us.
“He’s left a big hole in all our hearts and is loved and missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
“None of this seems real and I’m really struggling to accept that he’s never coming back.”
Kyle’s funeral service is due to take place at 1.45pm on Friday August 21, at St Paul’s Church in Plantation Street, Accrington.
His family have asked people attending the service to wear bright clothing or a Manchester United t-shirt.