104-Year-Old Australian Scientist Ends Own Life

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I have been able to say goodbye. "This country is my home".

Goodall told CNN he would have chosen to have expired when he lost his driver's license in 1998, including that the lack of liberty in 8-4 had been a big moment in his own life span.

By contrast, the Association of Swiss Doctors (ASD) rejects widening the scope of physician-assisted suicide as this would remove doctors from the original goal of helping people suffering from an incurable and terminal illness.

Victoria was the first state to pass a euthanasia bill last November but it doesn't become legal until the middle of 2019.

Goodall secured a fast-track appointment with the foundation in Basel after he attempted but failed to commit suicide on his own earlier this year.

Goodall, on the other hand, was not terminally ill.

The Alpine nation has three assisted suicide organizations catering to foreigners: Dignitas, Basel's Life Circle and Ex International in Bern (no relation to Exit International). To 90 years, he felt quite well and even played tennis, and played in Amateur plays, until he began to deteriorate vision.

"I'm looking forward to it", he said of his imminent death. After an uproar and support from scientists globally, the decision was reversed.


Goodall said he had a good life, but in recent years, his health had declined. Although he did not break any bones, he was unable to get up from the floor and remained there for two days.

"I called out, but no one could hear me", he said.

Goodall, who was not terminally ill, said he was ready for the end. I have a lot of family elsewhere, some in Europe, whom I shall see in Bordeaux. He ruled out a return to his beloved Australian countryside.

Goodall said he was not without regrets: "There are many things I would like to do, but it's too late". "I am content to leave them undone". "I am happy to have the chance tomorrow to end it".

However, the professor said that he hoped the large mediatization of his case would lead to the legalization of assisted dying in other countries.

The story of the academic, who is one of the first Australians to undertake the procedure due to old age rather than a terminal illness, attracted worldwide headlines and further inflamed a highly divisive debate.

Speaking shortly before his death, Goodall expressed joy that he no longer wishes to continue with life.

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