Marie Fleming passes away

Marie Fleming, the woman who lost a landmark "right to die" case this year, has died.

The 59-year-old had suffered from multiple sclerosis since being diagnosed in 1989.

Marie Fleming took her case to the Supreme Court earlier this year - arguing that the ban on assisted suicide breached her constitutional rights and discriminated against people with disabilities.

The former university lecturer brought her landmark case to the Supreme Court in April. She argued that the ban on assisted suicide discriminated against people with disabilities and breached her constitutional rights.

She believed her partner Tom Curran should be immune from prosecution had he helped her take her own life.

However, the Supreme Court ruled against her - saying there was no constitutional right to die.

She is survived by Mr Curran.

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