David Wiseman, from Swansea, Wales, was previously beaten up by one of his victims who wanted him to confess to abusing him.
A convicted child abuser, who was previously beaten up by one of his victims, died the day before he was due to face fresh charges.
David Wiseman was supposed to appear in court in relation to a range of child sexual offence charges on Tuesday, however he was found dead at his home on Monday.
Each of the historical charges date back to the late eighties and were alleged to have taken place in Swansea, Carmarthenshireand Gwynedd, in Wales.
The day before he was due to appear, police were called to St Helen’s Road in Swansea, where Wiseman lived at Homegower House, Wales Online reports.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “We were called to reports of a sudden death of a 74-year-old man on July 8, in St Helen’s Road.
“There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been referred to the HM coroner”.
Wiseman had been convicted in 1987 of having indecent photographs, and was before the courts again in 2014.
On that occasion, he was jailed for four years, after two victims came forward decades after he abused them.
Wiseman had sexually abused two boys, starting when one was aged under 10, and paid one of them £200 to allow him to take naked pictures of him.
He had been tracked down years later when living in Middle Road in Cwmdu by one of the men he had abused, who assaulted him, hoping to force him to come forward and admit his offending to police.
When he did not, the man assaulted him a second time, but Wiseman still did not confess.
Both men said their lives had been ruined by the abuse, listing physical and psychological problems.
At the time of the offending, the maximum sentence was two years for each offence.