Renowned scientist David Goodall ends life at Swiss assisted suicide clinic

The 104-year-old was surrounded by four family members and a close friend

Renowned scientist David Goodall ends life at Swiss assisted suicide clinic

104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall speaks during a press conference a day before his assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, 09-05-2018. image: Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP

A British-born scientist has died after travelling to Switzerland to end his life at a clinic at the age of 104.

Renowned ecologist David Goodall had travelled to the assisted suicide clinic from his home in Australia, where euthanasia is forbidden.

Yesterday, he told a packed news conference: "There are many things I would like to do, but it's too late."

Dr Goodall added: "I'm content to leave them undone."

Four family members and a close friend had travelled to be at his side when he ended his life.

IRN