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Brittany Maynard dead: Terminally ill cancer patient ends life by assisted suicide

A young woman who re-opened the debate over assisted suicide after publically announcing she would take her own life, has died. Brittany Maynard, 29, who campaigned for “Death with dignity”, was suffering from an aggressive malignant brain tumour and died in Oregon from taking lethal drugs prescribed by a doctor. Maynard was diagnosed with cancer on New Year’s Day and was later given six months to live. She and her husband Dan Diaz moved to Oregon earlier this year…