A man was killed by a train just days after his ex-girlfriend he 'couldn't live without' was found hanged.
Adam Howarth, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the tragedy at Wigan North Western train station just before midday last Friday.
His worried family had reported him missing hours earlier sparking a police appeal.
His death came six days after "beautiful" ex-girlfriend Chloe Spencer, 27, was found hanged at an address in Wigan.
The "loving" mum-of-one and mental health nursing assistant, died on June 22.
She had posted a last selfie with two lipstick emojis on Facebook just hours before she died.
An inquest into Chloe’s death was opened and adjourned at Bolton Coroner's Court. The cause of her death was given as hanging.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "BTP officers were called to Wigan North Western station at 11.48am on Friday, June 28, after a report of a casualty on the tracks.
"Paramedics also attended and sadly a person has since been pronounced dead.
"Enquiries into how the person came to be at the location are ongoing."
Tributes have been pouring in on social media for Chloe and Adam who had dated before splitting up but remained close friends.
Chloe's heartbroken sister Emma posted on Facebook: "My beautiful little sister ❤ to say that we are absolutely devastated is an understatement I can't find the words to say how much we will miss your beautiful smile. I hope you have found your peace now Chloe Spencer. Shine bright. Love you xxx."
Above a picture of Chloe and Adam she wrote: "Life can be so cruel. I hope you have found each other again and your both at peace now. Just heartbreaking. XX
Chloe's mum, Deborah, wrote: "No words can express my loss if she only realised how much love people had for her."
Another sister, Kate, wrote: "My beautiful sister your at peace now xx. I know they'll be together."
Friend Lucy Mazza replied: "Deffo Kate he obviously couldnt live without her absolutely devastating! Xxxx.
Thinking of Adam's family, Kate added: "My hearts broken for his family there no pain like its killed me xxxxx."
In another post Kate said: ""She don't need fight the demons no more I hope she finds her happiness and she will we back arguing over food and films one day xxxx."
Friend Sarah Ainscough wrote: "In tears such tragic way to leave this life feeling that this was the only answer… darlings your battle has ended…may you both find your peace with this world and live happily in the next RIP. Thinking of you Kate Spencer and both families. So so sorry xxxxxx
Other friends described Chloe as "amazing" and "the stunning lady with the infectious smile".
Adam's friends and family also took to social media to pay tribute to "the best of the best".
His aunt, Kath Lloyd, wrote on Facebook: "There,s no words what my family are going through right now its so tradjic what happened at the weekend, We just hope there in a better place, Adam was such a lovely caring lad and a heart of gold and well loved by everyone,, Fly high Adam Howarth Love you always Aunty Kath XXX."
Jimaine Howarth posted: "Lossed a big part of my heart with you gone lad. R.I.P now lad. You are very sadly missed and always will be. Loved you so much xxx."
Suzie Ashurst wrote: "No words but you all in my thoughts can't stop thinking about it what a beautiful soul to go though lots of hugs to you all specially Ann xxxx."
Alex Shaw wrote: "Rest in peace mate you was the best of the best."
Chloe's friends and family have set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise money for her funeral next week.
People can donate to the fund here.
A message reads: "Sadly on the 22nd June 2019 we lost Chloe Spencer, a loving daughter, sister, mum, auntie , niece, cousin & a fabulous friend!
"Chloe had one of the biggest brightest personality’s & it didn’t go unnoticed, her smile lit up any room she walked into & her silly infectious laugh!
"Chloe’s death was so unexpected & tragic, something the family wasn’t prepared for. Where just hoping to get a little money together to help towards funeral costs.
"We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support we have received during this tragic time x."
Family and friends have asked those attending Chloe's funeral to wear bright colours to "represent Chloe's bubbly personality".
They will also will be raising awareness of mental health on the day by wearing t-shirts printed with a "gorgeous" picture of Chloe on the front and #itsoknottobeok on the back.
Tiffany Atherton wrote on Facebook: "We are doing this to raise as much awareness as possible, to prevent another family going through such a tragic loss!
"If we can at least help one more person to speak to someone then she’ll be happy with that!
"Mental health matters! ♥️♥️."
Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected]
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