Terry Pratchett BBC Doc to Show an Assisted Death

The last moments of a terminally ill man who went to an assisted suicide clinic will be shown in a documentary presented by the best–selling author Sir Terry Pratchett.

LONDON -- Scenes showing a terminally ill man dying at an assisted suicide clinic will be screened in a BBC documentary presented by Sir Terry Pratchett, according to The Telegraph .

BBC2’s Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die shows the Discworld author at the Swiss Dignitas Clinic with a motor neurone disease sufferer known only as Peter, 71.

The doc will be broadcast this summer. Pratchett, 62, who has Alzheimer’s disease, said he was “a firm believer in assisted death”.

“I believe everybody possessed of a debilitating and incurable disease should be able to pick the hour of their death,” explained Pratchett. “I wanted to know more about Dignitas in case I ever wanted to go there myself.”

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