Hugely popular Eastbourne businessman died after gambling addiction took its toll

 Jimmy Farrell took his own life in January, an inquest at Eastbourne Town Hall heard yesterday (August 20).

The 62-year-old father of two, of Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, was described as 'vibrant' and 'caring' and incredibly well known.

Some 500 people attended his funeral, the inquest heard

Originally from Liverpool, Jimmy moved to the town with his large family in the '80s and ran the business Trimseal in Courtlands Road until he retired in 2019.

A statement from Jimmy's sister Karen Robertson was read at the inquest.

She said, "He was always a caring, vibrant, funny but sensitive person. 

"He was-liked by everyone who knew him and had many friends. About 500 people went to his funeral.

"He was well known and well thought of."

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