Police were called to Albert Street in Ilkeston this morning following reports that a body had been found.
Officers attended the scene at 11.40am following a call from a member of the public who saw the man lying on the floor, not moving, on a pathway behind the co-operative car park.
The man is believed to be a 64-year-old man from Ilkeston.
There were no suspicious circumstances. The body was taken away by funeral directors just after 3pm.