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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tears of cancer sufferer Geraldine McClelland over family's pain as she prepared to die at Dignitas clinic

Miss McClelland said in a letter that she was not sad at her own death but angry at the "cowardice of politicians" over laws that prevented her spending her final hours in her own country.
The 61-year-old, who worked for the BBC for many years producing programmes including Watchdog and Crimewatch, died at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich yesterday afternoon with close family by her side. She was terminally ill with lung and liver tumours resulting from earlier breast cancer.
In an emotional interview with Sky News recorded shortly before she travelled to Switzerland, she wept as she talked about her family.
"I see the pain in their eyes, that they can't see me anymore. They only see a sick person and why would you want to subject your family to that, to seeing somebody so ill? It is not for me." Read more...

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