The death of Richard George Rowland was addressed in an inquest opening that revealed he was found deceased on October 24 at his residence in York. The 68-year-old had retired from his position as a lecturer in the department of English and related literature at the University of York, where he had also been a student. Colleagues spoke highly of him, emphasizing his scholarly work and warm personality. The inquest, which took place on January 22, disclosed that Dr. Rowland was single and had passed away due to combined drug toxicity, bronchial pneumonia, and heart disease. The proceedings were adjourned for a later date.
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