An inquest into the death of a young film-maker who was making a documentary about sleeping rough will be held today.
Lee Halpin, 26, had planned to spend a week living on the streets in his home city of Newcastle to experience what it was like to be homeless.
But in April, three days into the project and during a cold snap, he was found dead in a derelict building in the West End of the city.
In a YouTube video he posted before his death, he said he had been made aware of the growing number of homeless people and he hoped the project would show his willingness to get to the heart of a story.
He was trying to demonstrate fearlessness required to win a contract with Channel 4.
The inquest will take place at Newcastle Civic Centre.