A customs officer was pronounced dead at hospital after he was found in an unconscious state at his home on Tuesday morning.
He has been identified as Brian Shillingford, also known as Big Fish.
According to the police Shillingford, from Goodwill, was found unconscious between 9:30 and 9:45 am on Tuesday.
He was rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
But Shillingford’s relatives said he probably died long before he was found. A close relative, who preferred to remain anonymous, said he received a call about Shillingford after 8:00 on Tuesday morning and when he rushed to the scene he found no pulse on Shillingford.
He said Shillingford was found face down against a wall with his hands holding his chest.
The relative said Shillingford was last seen alive on Monday night while cleaning the backyard.
He said on Wednesday morning that the family is still in a state of shock.
A coroner’s inquest is expected to reveal the exact cause of death.
The police said so far they have not suspected foul play but investigations continue.