Feeling that suddenly dried up his gigantic strength, the Emperor hastened back to Byzantium: he was in a hurry to built their own temple of the Saviour, wanting as he was preparing to end as soon as possible to the body of his coffin. Moving very quickly, he arrived in Byzantium already weakened, with difficult, irregular breathing and was superbly received by the townspeople. Hardly entered in the imperial palace, he took to his bed, devoured by poison. Realizing that he would not recover from such a disaster, because the terrible poison ruthlessly burned his insides, he was generous to draw from the royal treasury and give to the poor, especially lepers and those whose bodies are eaten holy disease  (it is with great compassion treated them than to other accident). Nicholas called proedra Adrianople , the venerable and holy man, he opened it all the sins of his life. Shedding streams of tears, it is washed away in the flow of filth and dirt of sins and cried out to the Mother of God, asking her to be his intercessor  in the day of judgment, when in front of her son and God will be weighed on the infallible vesahvse acts of mortals. Profess so, Sire, not doubting mind and grieving soul, departed this life and went to the rest of the other world of the tenth of January, the fourth indiction, six thousand four hundred and eighty-five, , he was buried in the church of the Savior at the Hulk, he himself magnificently erected from the ground up. This end of life gained Emperor John, a man of small stature, but heroic force which has been in combat valor and invincible, in perils as brave and fearless. He lived only fifty-one years, and held state power in their hands six children and thirty days .