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took her Nembutal. In telling her story she wanted to force the authorities to clarify whether it was a breach of the law to be with someone when they die. Nancy died peacefully, sipping on Baileys and smoking a last cigarette. The Australian Police never did decide to charge those present. This grey area of the law prevails to this day.
Another person to speak out was 31-year-old Angelique Flowers. Angelique filmed an Internet message for the then Australian Prime Minister. She became front page news in The Sydney Morning Herald. See: http://bit.ly/1JzVOQB
The documentary about her death - ‘35 Letters’ - won the 2014 Sydney Film Festival. See: https://bit.ly/3m7liLS
More recently, Professor David Goodall made global news in 2018 by being one of the oldest people to ever get an assisted death in Switzerland. See: http://bit.ly/2F8SkaH
And, on learning about David Goodall in the media, 91-year old South African-born, Laura Henkel, also went to Switzerland (she was old but she was not ill). Her life and death is the subject of the 2020 documentary ‘Laura’s Choice’.