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Interview Terry Pratchett on the end-of-life story

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Terry Pratchett, renowned British author and right-to-die campaigner, has died at the age of 66. The best-selling author was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007.

He became associated with the right-to-die movement when he was featured in a 2011 documentary in which he accompanied an English man suffering from motor neuron disease to Switzerland. There, the man availed himself of assisted suicide through the organisation Dignitas.

swissinfo.ch’s Clare O’Dea spoke to Pratchett when he came to Switzerland in the summer of 2012 to address the congress of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies.

Terry Pratchett in Zurich, June 2012

Terry Pratchett in Zurich, June 2012

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