Friend of David Hockney, 23, dies after being taken to hospital from artist's Bridlington home
A MAN has died after being taken to hospital from the Bridlington home of artist David Hockney.
He has been named by friends as Dominic Elliott, 23, an assistant and close friend of the painter.
Humberside Police say the circumstances of the his death are "unclear", but there were no signs of violence.
The force was contacted by staff at Scarborough General Hospital at 6am on Sunday after Mr Elliott had been taken to the hospital by a friend.
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Mr Elliott was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "The circumstances of the man's death are not clear and officers are currently undertaking enquiries to establish events leading to his death.
"There were no signs of violence and a post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow which is hoped may provide further information."
Mr Elliott played rugby for Bridlington RUFC.
The club said today in a statement: "Bridlington Rugby Club would like to send their condolences to the family of Dom Elliott.
"He played for the club at both second team and first team level. He will be sadly missed by all the players and club members."