London - A bright university student used her biomedical expertise to kill herself with an overdose of caffeine, an inquest heard.
Sophia Benning, 24, was found dead in her digs in March, just months before she was due to complete her degree.
A suicide note found near the biomedical science undergraduate said: ‘I’m tired of putting on this facade. I’m tired of putting on a fake smile when I’m emotionally dying.’
Both the coroner and the pathologist involved in the inquest said it was the first time they had seen a death from caffeine toxicity. An inquest into Miss Benning’s death this week was told she had been struggling with depression in the months before she died while studying at the University of Salford.