A 73-year-old British man who was scheduled to fly home to London committed suicide by hanging himself inside his house Thursday in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, belated police reports said Saturday.
The Briton was identified as John William George Teahan, a resident of Sitio Taguikon, Barangay Binuangan.
Teahan, a diabetic, had sent his wife, Agnes Pinote, to the town proper to print-out from his email address his plane ticket to London on September 10, the reports said.
While in town, Pinote phoned her husband, but he was not answering. The wife asked a neighbor, Belen Kilat, to check on her husband.
Kilat found Teahan hanging from the stockroom ceiling. She and other neighbors took the Briton to the Sindangan District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Teahan was reportedly suffering from depression because of his ailment.