Man with locked-in syndrome who fought for doctors to end his life has died

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5729 (Published 22 August 2012)
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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

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 …

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