104yo Australian euthanasia advocate ends his own life in Switzerland

A 104-year-old Australian man has completed his final journey across the world to end his life.

Professor David Goodall travelled to Switzerland to undergo voluntary euthanasia because he couldn't legally do it at home.

He spent his final hours with family in Basel and played Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' as he administered a lethal injection himself.

"The infusion started to drip as he activated the process, he had to do that himself after answering several questions which said that he knew who he was, where he was and what he was about to do," euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke told media.

"He answered those questions with great clarity."

Before he died, Professor Goodall said he would have liked to die in Australia and hoped future euthanasia laws would allow that.

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