Man with locked-in syndrome who fought for doctors to end his life has diedBMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5729 (Published 22 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5729
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Tony Nicklinson, who recently lost his case in the High Court for the right to ask a doctor to end his life, has died.
A statement from his solicitor issued on 22 August, the day of his death, said that Nicklinson had died peacefully at home with his family around him.
Nickinson, 58, had locked-in syndrome after a stroke in 2005. He had described his life as a “living nightmare.”
Nicklinson was too disabled to kill himself even with help and wanted …