Former sports anchor Fu Da-ren ends life by assisted suicide

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/07
By: Lee Chin-wei and S.C. Chang

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Renowned Taiwan sports anchor Fu Da-ren (傅達仁), who has been

Renowned Taiwan sports anchor Fu Da-ren (傅達仁)/CNA file photo

suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer for two years, passed away in Switzerland Thursday afternoon Taipei time, after choosing to end his life by assisted suicide, according to family members. He was 85.

Facebook page posts from 4:00 p.m. Taipei time, showed Fu’s son and close friends with him. Many FB friends left messages after seeing images of him hugging his loved ones for the last time.

Fu campaigned hard to have euthanasia legalized in Taiwan, saying he was ready to be the first to use such a provision. However, euthanasia remains illegal in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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