This brings to a satisfactory end a controversial series of events which began with the terrible and tragic loss of life over Lockerbie.
The decision to release Mr Megrahi was ill-judged and undermined confidence in the Scottish legal system. Answers to many of the outstanding questions have died with Mr Megrahi.
Gaddafi is dead, his regime swept away and his man, Megrahi will be buried unheralded.
David Cameron said the Lockerbie bomber "should never have been released from prison" after his family said he had died in Tripoli.