Police said they were called to the man's residence Sunday by an ambulance crew trying to resuscitate the 79-year-old man, who had a head injury and later died in a local hospital, The Guardian reported.
While the man may have died from natural causes, the circumstances surrounding his death remained unclear pending autopsy, police said.
Neighbors paid tribute to the man, describing him as a grandfather figure in the neighborhood.
"He was such a nice man. I can't believe what has happened," a 26-year-old woman, who did not want to be named, told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "He was like a granddad to a lot of the kids. I don't think anyone would want to hurt him on purpose. He was part of us."
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