A renowned American engineer was found dead in his hotel room in Salford after his heart suddenly stopped working.
Mark Ferri, 59, from Tennessee, had completed two degrees in engineering as well as an MBA before becoming a nuclear engineer.
At an inquest into Mr Ferri’s death at Bolton Crown Court, it was heard that the dad-of-one was visiting Manchester on business on September 18 – the day of his death.
It was said Mr Ferri had been under stress from his job.
His wife, Michaela, told the inquest: “He said a number of times, this job is killing me.”