A call to donate has been made to the Estate of Michael Ellis, with the local coroner and the NSW Police Force asking for donations of $5,000 and $1,000 to the Ellis Island Estate.
The calls come after the local man was found dead at his home in Ellis, on Saturday morning.
The coroner’s office said Mr Ellis was found unconscious in his bedroom, having passed out after taking a fatal dose of Ambien.
“He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics,” the coroner’s spokeswoman said.
Mr Ellis’ daughter, who lives at the home, has been contacted by his son-in-law, who has been informed.
“Our hearts go out to his family at this time,” the spokeswoman said of the call.
A NSW Police spokeswoman said the police force had received reports of a man being found dead in his Ellis home.
She said officers had not yet been called in to the scene and there was no information as to the cause of death.
“We are still working closely with the Estate to investigate the circumstances of his death,” the spokesperson said.
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