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RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:02 am

How sad.

Tony Nicklinson, a man with locked-in syndrome who fought for the right for doctors to legally end his life, has died.

The 58-year-old was paralysed from the neck down after suffering a stroke in 2005 and wanted a doctor to be allowed to terminate his life.

Last week Mr Nicklinson, from Melksham, Wiltshire, lost his High Court case to allow doctors to end his life.

His solicitors said he died at about 10:00 BST.

In a brief statement, law firm Bindmans LLP said: "This is to notify you of the sad death of Tony Nicklinson at approximately 10am this morning."

The father-of-two was left paralysed with locked-in syndrome after suffering a stroke while on a business trip to Athens.

He said he was "devastated" by the court's decision and would appeal against it.

Messages sent from Mr Nicklinson's personal Twitter account said: "You may already know, my Dad died peacefully this morning of natural causes. he was 58.

"Before he died, he asked us to tweet: 'Goodbye world the time has come, I had some fun'.

"Thank you for your support over the years. We would appreciate some privacy at this difficult time. Love, Jane, Lauren and Beth."

A message sent from the Twitter account of Mr Nicklinson's daughter Beth said: "RIP @TonyNicklinson. Couldn't have asked for a better dad, so strong. You are now at peace, we will be fine. I love you xxx"
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:15 am

RIP :(
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:16 am

RIP.

However, given the context, it is not sad news, is it?
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:21 am

I'm sure it's a relief that he's finally out of suffering. The sad part is that he has had to suffer for so long.
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:23 am

Indeed. Perhaps he just gave up after last week's verdict?

I wonder if the Old Bill will be taking an interest?
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:42 am

I'm sure plod will have better things to do, or at least they should have.
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:02 pm

Police have already come out saying they're not looking into it - it does sound like he'd just had enough and died naturally poor man :cry:

RIP finally.
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby pip » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:01 pm

It was terrible watching his reaction to the verdict so at least he's at rest now.
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:13 pm

What pip said. I hope at the end he found some measure of peace.
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:17 pm

RIP.
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby wicked woman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:55 pm

RIP
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby chris.ph » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:02 pm

rip from me to, something needs to be done about this stupid law
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:14 pm

I just heard that he's been refusing food for the last week. What an awful way to have to end your own life :cry:
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby Batty » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:45 pm

I have mixed emotions about Tony.

I feel that I should be saddened by his death, but I just feel relieved that he finally got what he yearned for.
His family must have mixed emotions as well.
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Re: RIP Tony Nicklinson

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:27 pm

R.I.P.
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