Hundreds expected to attend funeral of tragic Doncaster doorman who died in Cambodia

A huge turnout is expected for the funeral of a popular Doncaster doorman who took his own life in Cambodia.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 11:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 11:11 am
Carl Kendall.
Carl Kendall.

Carl Kendall, 39, died last month and his funeral will take place on Friday after a massive fundraising campaign to pay for the cost of bringing his body back to the UK.

The bodybuilder was a well-known face as a doorman on the doors of Doncaster's pubs and clubs but had endured a long battle with mental health and depression and was found dead in a hotel bedroom on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong on May 30.

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Last weekend, two memorial events are were staged to Carl who leaves a teenage daughter and a four month old grandson he had never seen.

And a music night was also held at Carter's Bar on Cleveland Street featuring X-Factor finalists Carla May Wainwright and Samantha Atkinson.

Carl had battled with mental health issues and depression for nearly 20 years following the death of his mum in 1997.