A court hearing in the United Kingdom has heard some tragic details about the nature of the death of former FIA President Max Mosley.
The 81-year old passed away in May 2021, having battled lymphatic cancer for the last two years of his life.
A hearing at Westminster Coroner's Court, looking into the death of one of F1's most controversial figureheads, has heard evidence of how Mosley was discovered with "significant injuries consistent with a gunshot wound".
UK publication The Daily Mail, reporting from the hearing, have revealed that a note was nailed to Mosley's bedroom door that read: "Do not enter, call the police."
According to the coroner at the hearing, "it was obvious he had used the shotgun to himself, and endured a life-ending injury. It's clear he had injuries not compatible with life."
Addressing the court, Detective Constable Ben Benlounes said there were no signs of forced entry to Mosley’s home: "On the chest of drawers, there was a suicide note covered in blood, but I could read, 'I feel I have no choice'."
Mosley served as FIA President between 1993 and 2009.
Mosley showed no signs of having suicidal thoughts
According to a consultant in palliative care, to whom Mosley had been referred in April 2021, Mosley had shown no inclination towards his apparent plan.
Dr. Rasha Al-Quarainy said that Mosley had been eager to discuss his options as he was informed of his "poor prognosis".
"He was very talkative and engaging," the doctor was quoted by The Daily Mail.
"We were there for about 45 minutes. He was very engaged and talked through quite a lot of things.
"He said that he had plans to renovate their home in Gloucestershire that wasn't going to be finished until July.
still seeking treatment, possibly in the US, possibly in the UK, and some
other matters he spoke to me about."
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Mosley was upset due to "poor quality of life"
Mosley's consultant haematologist, Dr. Christopher McNamara, explained to the court that Mosley had been extremely upset by the fact he had moved into palliative care.
"He [Mosley] emailed me on 22 May 2021, these were questions about the management of the condition," stated Dr. McNamara.
"He had accepted this would not be cured. He was extremely upset as his quality of life was poor and left him uncomfortable.
"He never expressed a plan of doing this and all he said was that the problem was his wife would not accept this."
However, Dr. McNamara revealed that Mosley had broached the idea of suicide: "He had expressed ideas of committing suicide to myself and other members of the team previously."