A HARPENDEN woman with a history of blackouts collapsed and died as she was getting into bed, an inquest heard today.

On the evening of April 8 this year Vanessa Bellamy told her husband she was going to sleep early because she was feeling tired.

Just before midnight he went up to their bedroom to find she had collapsed by the bedside.

When paramedic arrived to their Manland Avenue home the 39-year-old was cold to touch and was not moving.

She was taken to the QEII Hospital where she was pronounced dead after attempts were made to resuscitate her.

Giving evidence at the inquest today consultant pathologist Dr Swamy Rajiv who carried out the post mortem following Mrs Bellamy's death said although she had a history of seizures and blackouts, which first began in 2007, there was no significant link to say it had caused her death.

He had found she was on anti-depressants but again there was nothing linking the medication to the reason why she died.

Dr Rajiv also said from all the tests carried out there were no abnormal results and reached a conclusion of natural death.

The coroner Edward Thomas recorded the cause of death as sudden adult death syndrome.