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Right-to-Die Appeal

A judgement is expected at the High Court today on a Wiltshire man's right-to-die appeal. Tony Nicklinson from Melksham has suffered from locked-in syndrome since having a stroke 2005.

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Funeral to be held for Tony Nicklinson

Tony Nicklinson campaigned for changes to the law that would allow people the 'right to die'. Credit: Family photo

A private family funeral will be held for Tony Nicklinson today.

Mr Nicklinson, who campaigned for changes to the legal system to allow people 'right to die', passed away last week at home in Melksham shortly after losing his high court battle to have a doctor end his life without prosecution.

Mr Nicklinson had lived with locked-in syndrome since having a stroke in 2005.

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