Here is a heartwrenching personal profile of a man who endured a hard life on the streets away from his family as he wanted to regain his foothold on normalcy.
Here are the final words his good friend and employer heard before he set out to his demise (taken from the above linked article)
At 7pm, I had run out of papers so I told him to go home," said Mr Smith.
"His last words to me were: 'see you tomorrow Barry, if I'm still living and breathing'.
"It tears me apart thinking about that now."