Scientist, 104, ends his life in Switzerland

104yo David Goodall at home

'It would've been much more convenient for everyone if I had been able to, ' he said, 'but unfortunately it failed'. What is sad is if one is prevented.

Prof. Goodall flew from his home in Western Australia - where his daughter, son and grandchildren also live - to France last week to see relatives before arriving in Switzerland.

Switzerland is one of only two countries, along with Colombia, that allows foreigners to enter the country for assisted suicide.

"At 12.30 today (10th May) Professor David Goodall, 104 years of age, died peacefully at Life Cycle, Basel, Switzerland from an infusion of Nembutal", Exit International founder Philip Nitschke tweeted shortly after Goodall's passing.

Victoria was the first state to pass a euthanasia bill last November but it doesn't become legal until the middle of 2019.

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Goodall said he hoped his story will help countries like Australia change their laws to be more accepting of assisted suicide. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the longtime member of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International talked with reporters about his particular case and why he was choosing to end his long life.

Generally, the assisted suicide laws provide that mentally competent, terminally ill adults can request a prescription medication from their cooperating physician that would hasten their death, according to the website Death with Dignity. He wasn't terminally ill at the time of his death. The incident gained worldwide media attention, with Goodall, then 102, calling it ageism in the workplace.

"But I was considered incapable of looking after myself".

University officials later reversed their decision.

Speaking yesterday in the room where he later died, Goodall said: "My life has been rather poor for the a year ago or so".

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The turning point for him seemed to be a fall in his one-bedroom flat.

"The process of dying can be rather unpleasant, but it need not be", he said.

"I am content to leave them undone".

Before leaving for Switzerland, he told 9 News Australia family members, including his daughter and three grandsons, were accompanying him on the trip. "What's the use of that?" said the scientist, who appeared to have lost none of his sense of humor on Tuesday, wearing a top inscribed with the words "Aging Disgracefully".

"This is taking an terrible long time", Goodall reportedly complained about the actual death process.

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