Evidence will be heard from 20 witnesses including the police, doctors, nursing staff, security staff and his
wife Elaine Wright
The Inquest will investigate the circumstances of Mr Wright's
death and whether it could have been avoided.
Mr Wright was a natural showman and entertainer.
He was a singer in his spare time and he won a 'New Faces' award in 1977 and a 'Midlands Talent' contest in 1988.
He was a keen golfer, had a large social circle of friends and had previously been extremely active, fit and well.
In the years leading up to his death his business struggled because of the recession and he reluctantly declared himself bankrupt in March 2010.
described how this dented his
self-esteem and confidence and in her
opinion triggered his
depression and mental illness.
was admitted to the Bruce Burns unit to the relief of his
wife who believed that he
would be much safer in a hospital environment, where he
would be looked after and protected from danger.
The Court heard that only two days after his
admission on 4 July he
was discovered to be missing at around 08.00am.
was seen on the roof of the hospital at around 3.50 pm and shortly after he
jumped or fell, landing on the ground below.
Mrs Wright has instructed Natasha Read, a clinical negligence solicitor with Access Legal and, Ian Bridge a barrister of No5 chambers.
would be grateful if any queries could be directed to her Solicitor, Natasha Read at Shoosmiths Access legal and that her privacy be respected at this distressing and difficult time.