Timeline of Tony Nicklinson and family's legal struggle

Tony Nicklinson with his wife Jane and daughters Lauren (left) and Beth (right) a week before he died of natural causes. Credit: Emma Hallett/PA Wire

Today's Court of Appeal rulings came nearly a decade after locked-in sydrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson began his fight to change the law on assisted suicide.

Click here to read the timeline of his legal struggle, which is now pursued by his widow Jane and two daughters following his death in August last year.

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Right-to-die challenges rejected

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb lost their right-to-die challenges at the Court of Appeal in London.