Pratchett Documentary Stirs Assisted Death Controversy
Fantasy master Terry Pratchett has come under fire in the UK for his involvement in a television documentary screened on Monday night advocated assisted suicide. In the documentary, which was screened on BBC2, Sir Terry travelled to Switzerland to film a terminally ill businessman take a lethal dose of barbiturates. He himself suffers from early onset Alzheimer’s disease and is a vocal supporter of assisted dying. He’s even considering signing consent forms himself that would facilitate his own assisted suicide.
Terry Pratchett discussed his thoughts on death in a recent appearance in Melbourne for the Wheeler Centre.