ECHO readers paid tribute to a "passionate and brilliant" surgeon found dead in the bathtub at his home.
Dr. James Nicholson, who worked at Royal Liverpool Hospital, dedicated his career to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.
An investigation into his death felt that the 36-year-old was upset after breaking up with his 18-year-old partner.
On our Facebook page, colleagues and former patients said he was a "surprising" doctor and they had a broken heart for his family.
His mother Pam said that the world was a "darker place" without him.
Clare Bear said: "Such a devastating loss to Liverpool's Royal Hospital, the fight against pancreatic cancer and the medical profession as a whole.I could see his passion and brilliance in the operating room as a student and was awe
"Yes, he turned the room on when he entered, it's true. The deepest sympathy for all his family will be remembered with affection by his colleagues. "
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Jamie Mulherine wrote: "James was a wonderful person, with an incredible talent in saving lives, and that is how he will be remembered.
" Everyone loved him as soon as they met him. To say that we are poorer for his loss is a euphemism. "
One of his former patients, Carla Whittaker, said:" So sad and terrible. I saw a couple of times -me as the patient and he was probably one of the best, most sympathetic and compassionate drs I'd ever met with a great sense of humor!
"Thinking of all his friends, family and colleagues xx"
Sylvia Bartsch said: "It's so sad that this poor man could not see beyond his problems and realize how important it was for every human being who uses our health service. "Sir, my deepest condolences to all his family, his friends and colleagues."
The investigation into death Dr. Nicholson heard that an apparent suicide note was found on a mirror in his home at Childwall Valley Road.
Dr. Nicholson, a native of Stockton-on-Tees, his mother, Pam, said at the inquiry: "He lit a room when he entered it.
"He was loved by everyone he met – 450 people attended his funeral, including friends and relatives who traveled from Dubai (19659002) . "He was also a fantastic doctor and surgeon.The world is a darker place without him."
Coroner from the Anita Bhardwaj area registered a suicide verdict.
Peter Williams, medical director at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "James Nicholson was a much-loved colleague at the Royal.
"She dedicates her short but brilliant career looking for a cure for pancreatic cancer.
"James joined the Royal as a general surgical apprentice, he misses much of everything he has worked with and his patients, and our thoughts and condolences continue to be with family and friends in this difficult time."
The charity organization Pancreatic Cancer UK also paid tribute to Dr. Nicholson, saying, "James was a talented surgeon who dedicated his short but exceptional research career to the fight against pancreatic cancer.  "James loved his job and loved his patients and their families. He will be deeply lost by all of us who have left behind him. "