A HALESOWEN man died weeks after breaking his hip in a fall at home.

Alan Shakespeare, aged 79, of Roundhills Road, died around seven weeks after falling at home and breaking his left hip.

An inquest at the Black Country Coroners' Court in Oldbury yesterday (Monday) heard Mr Shakespeare didn't go to hospital after the fall, as he didn't think he was injured.

Area coroner for the Black Country Joanne Lees told the hearing that a week later at a routine appointment for his kidney failure he asked for an X-ray, which revealed he had fractured his left hip.

Mr Shakespeare underwent surgery to repair the hip on May 8, but sadly died on May 27 with his wife by his side.

Mrs Lees said that she was satisfied that a fall and the resulting surgery contributed to Mr Shakespeare's death.

She said he was suffering from renal failure and a traumatic injury as a result of a fall reduced his renal function further.

She recorded a verdict of accidental death and passed her condolences to the family of Mr Shakespeare, who was born in Oldbury.