Nicklinson 'contracted pneumonia after High Court decision last week'

A lawyer for Tony Nicklinson said he contracted pneumonia and went rapidly downhill after the High Court's decision last week.

Mr Nicklinson told his lawyer that he was "totally devastated."

He died with his family beside him this morning.

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Tony Nicklinson Dies

Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who lost his High Court battle last week for the legal right to end his life when he chooses with a doctor's help, has died.