Quadriplegic Who Won Right to Refuse Food, Water Dies

An Australian quadriplegic has died after winning the legal right to refuse food and water.

Christian Rossiter, 49, passed away after suffering a chest infection at a nursing home in Perth, Australia.

His legal battle provided a means for people to end their life with dignity, his lawyer said.

Voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide is illegal in Australia and Britain.

Rossiter died five weeks after a court granted him the right to refuse food and water.

The spastic quadriplegic, who described his life as "a living hell," did not have a terminal illness.

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