Former racer Ron Easton climbed onto his roof with a bucket of tools late last month, but was stuck.
A 102-year-old man died after being trapped on the roof of his house for three days.
Ron Easton climbed the roof of his Bigbury-on-Sea home in Devon late last month with a bucket full of tools. After a fall or collapse, however, he was stuck, said Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.
According to the Devon Live news service, he had tried to fix his antenna.
A friend had called 999 after discovering unopened milk bottles in front of his house.
Mr. Easton had been found lying on a garden rake with the tools next to him, the rescue service said.
At the time he had been taken to the hospital.
The former racer – known as Ton-Up Ron – died on Friday, according to a Twitter account for Kingsbridge Police, calling him a "local legend".