Sometimes a death may be referred to the Coroner, there are a number of reasons why this may happen but often it is nothing to give concern.
There are a number of different outcomes that the coroner my decide upon
If the death was not due to natural causes (for example an accident) the Coroner is obliged to hold an Inquest. This is an inquiry to determine:
After opening the inquest and establishing the identity of the deceased, the Coroner may adjourn and allow the funeral to take place.
It may be sometime before the Inquest into the death is reopened to establish the cause of death.