A SOUTHAMPTON man who was found hanging in his mother's garden shed was said to be a "normal, happy 30-year-old".

Jordan Kaye was found by his step-dad Richard Collins on May 16, an inquest heard. He was set to start a new job and move in with his partner in the next few weeks.

His mother Julie spoke to him over the phone just hours before his death, and said he sounded "normal".

She added: "He had a few money issues, but they were manageable, and nothing that seemed to worry him too much. We would speak about things on his mind every now and then. Everyone is unaware why this has happened."

A toxicology report showed that Mr Kaye had cannabis and a "very small amount" of cocaine in his system at the time of death.

In a statement, the family described him as a much-loved son, brother, grandson, partner and friend.

It said: "You could have met Jordan for 30 seconds and known he was someone special. Jordan’s passion in life has always been motorbikes and cars which carried on through to his career, working within the motor trade.

"He was a fantastic friend to many and a caring partner to Joe. Jordan will be missed by everyone who knew him, especially by his mum, Julie, sister Natasha, and brother Zack."

His partner Joe added: "Jordan’s smile could literally light up the room, he had a heart of gold and will be deeply missed by all of those that knew him and I’ll miss him every single day forever."

Winchester Coroner's Court heard how Mr Kaye's GP, Timothy McCarthy, had signed him off from work in the past.

The first was in 2011 when Jordan lost a relative and a close friend in the same month, and the second was in 2018 due to stress at work.

Acting area coroner Samantha Marsh concluded the death as suicide.

She said: "It's very rare to have a case in which we have no real idea of the cause of suicide. It sounds like Jordan was in a very loving relationship and appeared to have a happy home life."