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Dignity in Dying reaction to the death of Tony Nicklinson

has been announced that Tony Nicklinson died peacefully at home at about 10am
this morning (22nd August 2012). The High Court released its judgment on
Tony’s legal case last week, ruling that Tony could not end his life at a time
of his choosing with the help of a doctor.

in Dying’s Director of Legal Strategy and Policy, Davina Hehir commented:

extend our heartfelt sympathies to Tony Nicklinson’s family following his

Tony’s case went beyond Dignity in Dying’s campaign for assisted dying for
terminally ill people, we respected Tony as an extremely courageous man who
inspired many people. His legacy will live on.”