Tony Nicklinson, a British man with locked-in syndrome that left him unable to speak or move, died Wednesday Aug. 22, 2012 at his home, his lawyers announced.
The week prior, Britain's High Court ruled Nicklinson couldn't end in his life with physician-assisted euthanasia.
The 58-year-old , who had suffered from locked-in syndrome since a 2005 stroke left him unable to speak or move below his neck, had asked the court to overturn the U.K. euthanasia law. The court however ruled that requests to die from Nicklinson, and another man known only as "Martin," was a matter for the country's Parliament to decide.
In this image, Tony Nicklinson's wife Jane wipes away tears as he reacts as a statement is read regarding the High Court's decision n Aug. 16, 2012, in Melksham, England.
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