The brother-in-law of Gareth Bale killed himself while being investigated by social services over his children.
Alex Williams, 29, wrote suicide notes on photographs of his toddler daughter and baby son, an inquest was told.
He and ex-model partner Katie Rhys-Jones, 24, were living in a caravan when social services were called in.
The inquest heard Alex couldn’t cope with the stress of the investigation and was found in a fume-filled car.
Alexander Williams (left) pictured with his partner and Emma Rhys-Jones’ sister Katie
Gareth Bale cut a stony figure as he drove into Real Madrid training on Monday morning
Bale’s bride-to-be Emma Rhys-Jones, 26, flew home from Spain to comfort her sister when Williams died later in hospital.
Car salesman Alex and Katie were due to be top-table guests when Emma and Gareth tie the knot in Italy later this year.
Alex’s father businessman Andrew Williams told the hearing in a statement: ‘He had two children with his partner of around three-and-a-half years Katie Rhys-Jones.
‘He was anxious about an ongoing social services investigation.
‘He tried to see the bright side but the levels off stress took their toll on him.’
Alexander (pictured) and Katie were living one a commune in Ibiza calling themselves the Children of the Sun
Alexander Williams (pictured) was to become Gareth Bale’s brother-in-law in the summer
Although the couple were close to Gareth Bale and his fiancee Emma they rejected their materialistic lifestyle
A family source said: ‘They only ate organic food and put faith in things like crystals
Alex was found unconscious in a Renault Clio at the home of his grandfather Brian Jones in Cyncoed, Cardiff.
Mr Jones gave chest compressions but Alex died on November 8 at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
Assistant Cardiff coroner Thomas Atherton recorded a suicide verdict saying there was a ‘substantial amount of prior planning.’
He told the hearing: ‘Mr Williams was certainly concerned and stressed following the investigation of social services involved with his children.
The Wales international and his partner had only recently received news of a family death
Bale and Rhys-Jones were planning their wedding and looking at a late-summer date in 2018
‘There seems to be no other explanation – he had no history of mental health issues, no financial issues, and had employment.
‘The social services investigation must have weighed heavily on his mind.’
Bale during the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter final between Wales and Belgium
Alex worked at his father’s car showroom in Cardiff, valeting cars ready for customers.
He used to borrow his dad’s powder blue £250,000 Lamborghini Aventador to drive around the Welsh capital.
Alex and Katie spent last summer living in a commune in Ibiza run by an organisation called Children of the Sun.
But the pair ran out of funds and were living in a caravan near Bridgend, South Wales, when social services were brought in over concerns about the two children.
The couple were close to Gareth Bale and his fiancee Emma but rejected their materialistic lifestyle to live a hippy existence in Ibiza.
Alex’s tragic death is the latest blow to hit Real Madrid superstar Gareth, 28, and Emma, who are putting the final touches to their wedding plans.
Emma’s grandparent’s home was petrol bombed 18-months ago after they were unwittingly caught up in a drugs feud.
Other relatives in Wales had their cars set on fire after a suitcase containing more than £750,000 disappeared.
Emma’s father Martin Rhys-Jones was recently let out of prison in the US after being sentenced to six years for fraud.
FATHER OF TRAGIC BROTHER-IN-LAW APPEARED ON ROGUE TRADERS
Mr Williams’ father Andrew featured on BBC’s Rogue Traders.
His business, Williams Motor Company, was accused of taking possession of vehicles and selling on behalf of customers but pocketing the profits by holding onto cash for far longer than the agreed time.
The company, which was based in Cardiff, has since permanently closed and Mr Williams told Rogue Traders he had paid all the money back.
It is understood Alexander Williams would work for his father when he was short of cash.
Andrew Williams, father of Alexander Williams, appeared on the BBC’s Rogue Traders show