An 87-year-old grandfather who died after being beaten and robbed in his own home was "an all-round good guy", his family said today.
Frank Worsley, whose wife Mary died last September, was woken by an intruder who broke into his house in Longfield Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester.
The widower was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke and a bleed to his brain after the attack.
He failed to recover and died in hospital yesterday afternoon, Greater Manchester Police said.
Tributes are being paid to an 87 year old man who died after he was attacked in his own home in Bolton.
Those who knew the grandfather who was beaten and robbed in Greater Manchester say he was a "solid, dependable guy".
Frank Worsley, whose wife Mary died last September, was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke and a bleed to his brain after the attack.
Mr Worsley, who used to work for the Co-operative Society before retirement, was active in his local church, St Bede's in Bolton, until his wife's illness meant Reverend Malcolm Bristow would visit their home to give communion.
An 87 year old man has died weeks after being attacked in his home in Bolton. Frank Worsley was robbed and beaten when he was woken up by an intruder on Longfield Road just after midnight on Saturday 3 August.
Frank was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke and a bleed to his brain, but died there yesterday afternoon.
A Home Office post-mortem examination is due to take place today, 21 August 2013, to determine the cause of Frank's death.