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David Goodall dies in Basel

National News // May 11, 2018

David Goodall is dead. The 104 year old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland to end his life carried out the procedure yesterday – as planned.

goodfreephotos David Goodall dies in Basel

He said his quality of life has deteriorated so much, he wanted to die.

Laws in Australia bans assisted suicide – so Goodall was forced to travel to Switzerland for the procedure. He said before his death he believes there should be more choice for the elderly to choose how they die – and that he would have preferred to die at home.

It took two minutes for Goodall to die after the injection of the barbiturates – enough time for him to complain that it was taking too long.

But he died peacefully, according to witnesses, while listening to Beethoven’s ninth symphony. 

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