Australian (104) wants to die: 'It's a pity that I've become so old'

Australian (104) wants to die: 'It's a pity that I've become so old'

World May 1, 2018 12:15

melbourne - David Goodall, the oldest scientist in Australia, no longer wants to live and flies to Switzerland this week to put an end to his life. Goodall says he has no other choice because his quality of life has deteriorated. 'It is a pity that I have become so old.'

Goodall was still on the tennis court until he was older, but now that his sight and hearing are deteriorating, that is no longer an option. Goodall first flies to the French Bordeaux to say goodbye to family. Then he flies on to Switzerland. Together with a representative he travels to Basel, where Goodall will undergo voluntary euthanasia in a life-end clinic. Australian laws do not allow euthanasia.

Goodall, an ecologist at the University of Perth for many years, says to ABC that his family is behind his choice. 'They realize how uncomfortable my life is now. Actually, there is nothing left. The faster it comes to an end, the better. '

At his last birthday, he announced that he was going to work for smooth Euthans' laws in Australia. 'At my age you should have it completely in your own hands,' Goodall said.

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