Tony Nicklinson's wife Jane has told ITV News that he had "lost the fight" after he was left devastated after losing his right-to-die High Court bid.
Jane said; "he knew exactly what he was doing," when he refused antibiotics after contracting pneumonia.
His daughter Lauren added that, "he felt he couldn't go on anymore, he had no reason to live anymore and he saw his opportunity and he took it."
Debbie Purdy writes for ITV News on how Tony Nicklinson 'died of a broken heart'
Locked-in sufferer Tony Nicklinson has died peacefully at home this morning. Last week he lost his right-to-die High Court battle.