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Locked-in syndrome sufferer dies
Locked-in syndrome sufferer dies

Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who lost his High Court battle last week for the legal right to end his life when he chooses with a doctor’s help, died today, his lawyers said.

In a brief statement, Bindmans LLP said Mr Nicklinson, from Melksham, Trowbridge, died this morning at home.

“This is to notify you of the sad death of Tony Nicklinson at approximately 10am this morning,” the law firm said.

The brief statement also asked for the family’s privacy to be respected.

No further details were issued about the circumstances of Mr Nicklinson’s death.

The West Australian

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