Jean Davies
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Right to die campaigner Jean Davies starved herself to death

A long-term campaigner for the right to die starved herself to death over five weeks because she could not have her life ended legally.

Jean Davies, 86, did not suffer from a terminal illness but said her life had become "intolerable", and wanted to die in her own home.

Her daughter Bronwen, a nurse from Cardiff, said her mother's death at home in Oxford followed a year of increasingly poor health.

Mrs Davies died on 1 October.

  • 20 Oct 2014
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