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Terry Pratchett starts process to end his own life

Sir Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 and is now been reporting that he has started the formal process which could lead to his assisted suicide at a clinic in Switzerland. He has been sent the consent forms requesting a suicide by the clinic, and claims that he planned to sign them imminently.

The Guardian reports that Pratchett “decided to start the process after making the film Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, which shows the moment of death of a motor neurone sufferer, millionaire hotel owner Peter Smedley, in the presence of his wife.” Pratchett goes on to say that “the only thing stopping me [signing them] is that I have made this film and I have a bloody book to finish”

Pratchett’s film will be shown tonight on BBC2

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