Tony Nicklinson is distraught after losing his High Court battle for a doctor to end his life, legally, at a time of his choosing.
ITV News's Emily Morgan was with the family when they heard the news. He signalled that the news was "devasting". He communicates via his wife and a series of blinks.
The judges ruled that, however understandable the motives may be, any change to the law on assisted dying was a matter for Parliament and not the courts..
Mr Nicklinson describes his life as "pure torture - undignified and intolerable". He was left paralysed below the neck by a stroke.