A Fulham man's funeral was delayed while police investigated 'foul play' allegations made against doctors and nurses at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Larry McCann, 54, of Pearscroft Road, who suffered from several alcohol-related illnesses, died on January 20 after being admitted to the Fulham Road hospital in Chelsea.
An inquest revealed the court received two mystery phone calls from public phone boxes suggesting hospital doctors played a part in his death because he was a paedophile.
Detective Sergeant Claire Evans, of Notting Hill police station, said: "The allegations were that machinery was tampered with and medication withheld. The motive that the caller gave was that in Mr McCann's medical notes it said he had been arrested for a sexual assault on a child."
When she examined his medical notes, DS Evans could not find any allegations against McCann and concluded no nurse or doctor attempted 'foul play'.
DS Evans added: "There was no machinery that could have been tampered with, as he was only receiving palliative care. He may have had some oxygen, but that was it. I found no evidence to support the idea that his death was precipitated in any way."
Deputy coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe said: "Mr McCann had a long history of drinking alcohol, which has caused him to develop severe liver disease. It's probably one of the worst cases his physicians had come across, as nearly all the organs in his body were failing.
"It appears that for malicious reasons, his funeral had to be delayed while these claims were investigated which is very unfortunate for all members of the family. The evidence we've heard from the police officer has laid to rest any of these unfounded allegations."
Dr Radcliffe added that Mr McCann died of acute renal failure and liver disease, and recorded a verdict of death by natural causes at Westminster Coroner's Court last Wednesday.