Man with Motor Neuron Disease Dies After Removing Mask

March 4, 2019

(BBC) – John King, 77, from Worcestershire, died on Thursday after removing a mask he relied on for air to stay alive. After his diagnosis 18 months ago, the businessman had been fed through a tube and needed constant care. “I think I’m at the right point in my life to make the decision… I have no issue with it at all,” he told the BBC. The method of ending his own life did not constitute assisted suicide, he said. Mr King had been a regular runner and gym user, but before his death required pumped air through a face mask to be able to breathe and said without it he would die quickly.

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