A FATHER-of-one was found hanged in his garage by his best friends, an inquest heard.
Peter Troop, aged 36, was discovered by friends Richard McKay and Matthew Sparling on April 23, after they rushed to his home in Sherbourne, Warwickshire, following a call from his separated wife who lives in Solihull.
Peter, whose daughter is three-years-old, had lived in the borough all his life before moving out of the family home in May 2007, following the split from his wife.
He was a well-known figure in the area and attended St Peters School on Whitefields Road where he became a key performer in the majority of their sporting achievements.
Playing football and rugby from an early age, Peter was often referred to as the 'fastest thing on two legs' which led to him featuring in the Solihull News on a number of occasions for various semi-professional clubs.
The former IT consultant was also a very talented artist and appeared on television in his younger days with a selection of his work.
As part of his love for art Peter was looking forward to helping teach young disabled children after joining the Solihull-based charity SoLO.
But that day never arrived and in recording a verdict of suicide last month, Tom Leaper, assistant deputy coroner for Warwickshire said: "I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that he killed himself and intended to do so."