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Terminally ill Brittany Maynard ends her life

An undated picture of Brittany Maynard posted on her obituary in The Brittany Fund''s website.
An undated picture of Brittany Maynard posted on her obituary in The Brittany Fund''s website.
An undated picture of Brittany Maynard posted on her obituary in The Brittany Fund''s website.

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who revived the debate on assisted suicide has ended her life on Saturday at her home in Portland, Oregon, as she had announced.

“Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me… but would have taken so much more," was her last message on Facebook.

"The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type… Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!," she added.

Maynard had been given a terminal diagnosis of brain cancer. Since then she became the public face of the controversial right-to-die movement as she announced on social media that she had chosen to move from her San Francisco Bay Area home to Oregon to die under the state’s Death with Dignity Act surrounded by Family on November 1st.

“In the face of such terminal illness and pain, Brittany chose to live each day fully, traveled, and kept as physically active and busy as she possibly could,” her family wrote on the website of The Brittany Fund.

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