‘Star Trek’ actor Sir Patrick Stewart will seek ‘assisted death’

April 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 18 (ANI): ‘Star Trek’ actor Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed his wish to be allowed an assisted death.

“I have the strong feeling that, should the time come for me, having had no role in my birth I would like there to be a choice I might make about how I die,” Sky News quoted the actor as telling Sunday Times.

He said that the choice to have an assisted death “should be a right”.

“I believe everybody possessed of a debilitating and incurable disease should be allowed to pick the hour of their death,” added Stewart, who was diagnosed with coronary heart disease five years ago.

It follows his decision to become a patron of Dignity in Dying, which campaigns for a change in the law.

The actor is one of several high-profile names who have expressed their support for the movement. (ANI)

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