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Woman who took right-to-die case, Marie Fleming, has passed away

She was 59 years old.

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Updated 2.25pm

MARIE FLEMING, WHO had taken a landmark Supreme Court case to secure a right to die, passed away overnight.

Her death, at the age of 59, was announced this morning.

The university lecturer lost in her attempt to ensure that her partner Tom Curran would not face prosecution if he helped end her life.

She was suffering from the final stages of Multiple Sclerosis.

Her family said she passed “peacefully at home in the tender care of her beloved partner Tom”.

She is survived by her children Corrinna and Simon and stepson David, as well as two brothers, a sister and grandchildren.

Her funeral and burial will take place this Sunday at Castlemacadam.

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The family has requested any donations in lieu of flowers to be given to the Carer’s Association.

First published 8.42am

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