An inquest has been launched into the death of a former Blackbrook rugby player who died with his fiancé after a house fire in Daresbury.
Kieran Naylor suffered serious injuries following the incident at the couple’s Delph Lane home on Monday December 12.
The 33-year-old sadly died two weeks later, on Monday December 26, at Whiston Hospital.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing, but there is no suspicion.
Cheshire Coroner Claire Welch confirmed a case review is scheduled for April 26 and a full inquest will take place on June 19.
The inquest into the death of his fiancee, 32-year-old Rebecca Foster, opened on Wednesday January 4.
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A spokesman for his family paid tribute to Kieran, saying: “Words cannot express how heartbroken and devastated we are to have lost Kieran.
“Kieran was truly the best son, brother and uncle anyone could ask for and will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
“Our lives will never be the same again.”
Blackbrook ARLFC also paid tribute to Kieran, who played for the club in 2016.
A club spokesman said: “Blackbrook is saddened by the tragic death of former player Kie Naylor aged just 33.
“Kie played a number of games for the club in 2016 and although he didn’t play for very long he left a lasting impression on his team-mates and staff at the club.
“He really was one of the nice guys in life and will be missed by all who knew him.
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23263518.inquest-opens-kieran-naylor-daresbury-house-fire/?ref=rss The inquest for Kieran Naylor opens after the Daresbury house fire