Woman's fiery confrontation with 'Dr Death' after father's suicide

Footage shows the daughter of a man who took his own life in a heated confrontation with the man known as Dr Death, demanding he apologise for helping people to commit suicide.

Controversial former doctor Philip Nitschke was in Perth leading a pro-euthanasia forum, which turned ugly when the woman demanded he take responsibility for her dad’s death.

The video, recorded by 9 News, shows the woman marching over to Mr Nitschke and demanding he “apologise” during a heated confrontation, in which his supporters asked her leave.

The daughter of a man who took his own life confronted Philip Nitschke, demanding he apologise for helping healthy people commit suicide. Source: 9 News

"There are young people who have died, people with depression," argued the woman, known only as Candice, when the former doctor fobbed her off.

"It's wrong, it's totally irresponsible, he's a doctor, it's wrong," Candice can be heard saying.

"Apologise for what happened to my father," she said. "The information you put out kills people who are not in a rational state of mind to make that decision."

Controversial former doctor Philip Nitschke was in Perth leading a pro-euthanasia forum, which turned ugly. Source: AAP Image / James Elsby

The woman told reporters her father was in his 60s and had no terminal illness when he took his life two years ago, following instructions from Mr Nitschke's Exit International group, according to 9 News.

She said the man was suffering from depression and had no reason to end his life.

Nitschke’s visit came ahead of with the state government’s vote on proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying laws.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline 13 11 14 Mensline 1300 789 978, the Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, or Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36.

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