Patrick Stewart has become a vocal proponent of a campaign to legalize assisted suicide.
But not without cause.
He won’t go into details, but he says that after he watched his friend end his life “in the most ghastly way,” he now supports the cause.
"A lot of it has to do with my age. I had a heart procedure five years ago. I was 70 last year and there is something about achieving threescore years and 10, isn't there? Then I had had a family member who had been very ill and quite recently I'd heard the story of an illness and a death… It so shocked me that I decided to come out about my membership of Dignity in Dying.”
"I'm reluctant to go into detail (about the death). Enough to say this person was driven to an extreme situation of ending their life in the most ghastly way… There has got to be an alternative when someone is suffering so badly and is ready to go."
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