Angelique Flowers at Oscar Wilde’s grave Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, 2006
Angelique Flowers wanted control over her death. She knew that her death could come fast and it was unlikely to be peaceful. As it happened, Angelique died vomiting up faecal matter after experiencing an acute bowel blockage. This was just as her doctors had warned. Her death was simply awful. Her brother Damian held her in his arms through this awful ordeal.
Angelique had been terrified of dying this way. This was why she put out a call on the Internet for Nembutal. Successful at getting the drug, she was forced to keep the bottle hidden at her parents’ home. However, when the bowel blockage occurred, Angelique was in the hospice. Her Nembutal was at home. She had no chance to take control.
Shortly before she died, Angie made a video diary. The feature documentary film ‘35 Letters’ is based on this diary. 35 Letters won the best documentary award at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. See: http://bit.ly/35lettersfilm