Terminally-ill Noel Conway who campaigned to change law on assisted dying dies aged 71
Terminally-ill Noel Conway who campaigned to change law on assisted dying, has died aged 71.
Mr Conway had challenged the blanket ban on assisted dying in the UK, following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease in 2014.
He died on Wednesday, June 9 at his home in Garmston, Shropshire, Dignity in Dying has announced today.
He made the decision to have the ventilator he had become dependent on to breathe removed in order to hasten his death, with the support of his family, his local hospice, and the breathing and ventilation team.
In a statement Noel requested to be released upon his death, he said: “When you read this I will be dead.
"Not because I have suffered a tragic accident or died suffering from a long-standing or painful disease.
"No, it will be because I have made a conscious and deliberate effort to end my own life.
"I suffer from MND and was diagnosed over six years ago knowing that at some stage I would reach a point when my muscles would have deteriorated to such an extent that …
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