Father of two David Coram, 42, from Salisbury, was found hanging at a farm in Downton, Wiltshire, where he had a workshop, seven miles from his home. The locally-famous musician and organ builder who was director of music at a well-known London church is suspected to have committed suicide.
He was Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith, and the Accompanist at Salisbury Community Choir and St John Singers.
An inquest in Salisbury was told David Charles Coram, 42, from Salisbury was found dead on January 28 at his place of work in Downton.
The cause of death was hanging and further tests are to take place.
Wiltshire Police said: ”The death is not being treated as suspicious.”
Rev Dr Charles Clapham – vicar at St Peter’s Church – said: ”He was very skilled and much appreciated here by the congregation. He drove up and down every Sunday to be here.”
The church website said it was ‘with intense sadness and shock’ that it received the news of the tragic and unexpected death of ‘our hugely-talented and much-loved director of music David Coram.’
“We hold him and all who loved him, and especially his two young children, in our thoughts and prayers.”
St John Singers said they had been ‘devastated to learn of the unexpected untimely death of our truly brilliant accompanist and organist.’
Yesterday, former doctor and police surgeon Fiona Dickson, who identified him, said: ”He was eccentric but very nice. He had a workshop at the farm – he had it for a couple of years.”
The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed