Television entertainer Michael Barrymore leaves Epping District Council offices, Essex after he refused to answer questions about drug taking at an inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock, 31, * ...who was found floating in his swimming pool at his luxury house in Roydon. The hearing has been told that the 50-year-old gay star allegedly rubbed his finger in cocaine and put it on Stuart Lubbock's gums who died in the early hours of March 31 last year. Post-mortem examinations discovered he had a combination of alcohol and drugs, including cocaine, in his system. 15/09/02 The BBC was under fire, over its decision to publish a book by Barrymore, including details of how Lubbock, a partygoer was found floating in his pool. It is understood that the 50-year-old gay comic will be paid in the region of 500,000 for the book, which was commissioned in September 2000 and will be called Running Away From Myself. The book, which is said to be already available on pre-order on the Internet, promises to be a candid expose of the Strike It Lucky and My Kind of Music host's personal life and career in showbusiness. The Conservatives called for the BBC to shelve plans to publish the book. 14/01/03 : Detectives are to launch a new investigation into the death of a man found in a swimming pool at the home of television entertainer Michael Barrymore. Essex Police said officers would investigate suggestions by Barrymore's lawyer that the dead man suffered injuries at a hospital after being found in the pool. 21/5/04: TV entertainer Michael Barrymore who has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in England, his agent revealed. His insolvency has been brought about by an Inland Revenue bill which has accumulated over the last 10 years, Chrissy Smith said.