Tony Nicklinson's struggle with life made headlines worldwide. He battled for the right to have doctors help him die peacefully after being immobilised for years following a stroke.
The issue of assisted suicide has been taken up by Coronation Street. Tonight the character Hayley Cropper will take her own life in a storyline about the right to die.
The development has been welcomed by Tony's widow Jane Nicklinson. Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
Tony Nicklinson from Melksham is back in the spotlight tonight with an assisted suicide storyline in Coronation Street.
Viewers will tonight see Hayley Cropper take her own life after battling pancreatic cancer. It's to raise awareness of people like Mr Nicklinson who was left paralysed and with had locked-in syndrome after a stroke and wanted doctors to lawfully end his life.