TV veteran Cilla Black has said she would be happy to die by the age of 75 before poor health ruins her quality of life - but ruled out suicide.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror on the eve of her 71st birthday, the former pop star said she did not want to "linger" or be a burden on her family.
She explained: "Seventy-five is a good age to go, I still think that way.
"I don't want to linger. I don't want to be a burden on anybody. I know 75 is only four years away but I take each day as I find it.
The Liverpool native added: "I agree with (Swiss assisted dying clinic) Dignitas, but I couldn't be the one to administer the poison that kills me... I'm too much of a coward."