British man, 102, dies after being stuck on roof for 3 days

By @chelean on

A 102-year-old British man had died after being trapped on the roof of his house for three days. Former racing car driver Ron Easton was found in a gulley on the roof of his Devon home in the UK on Oct. 24.

His neighbours became concerned when milk bottles and newspapers started collecting outside his home. He was found lying face down on a garden rake with his bucket of tools next to him, Yahoo News reports. It was thought that he climbed on to the roof to fix his aerials.

The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said he got stuck on the roof after falling over or collapsing.

Mr Easton was taken to hospital in Plymouth but died on Friday. He was called as “Ton-Up Ron” locally and was apparently regularly seen driving in his blue MG.

A flag in the village has been lowered to half-mast. A local tribute was also put up, saying, “Ton-Up Ron RIP.” The Kingsbridge Police also offered their condolences on a Twitter post, calling Mr Easton a local legend.

Bigbury News editor Louise Wainwright said Mr Easton’s accident had raised questions about community and checking on neighbours.