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One person who did this was Tyneside pensioner Douglas Sinclair, who travelled to the Dignitas clinic last year after suffering from the rare debilitating disorder multiple system atrophy for two years.
Mick has motor neurone disease and has chosen to stay in the UK and opt for hospice care, while Andrew, who has multiple sclerosis, has turned to Dignitas, a not-for-profit organisation based in Switzerland, and Peter also intends to end his life at the Dignitas clinic.
Viewers of the BBC2 show will see the writer, whose Discworld series of books have sold millions of copies worldwide, at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland with the 71-year-old motor neurone disease sufferer named only as Peter.
Mr Cutkelvin Rees was arrested last July on suspicion of helping his partner Raymond, who had pancreatic cancer, commit suicide at Swiss clinic Dignitas in February 2007.
He is controversial both here and in his own country, not least because Dignitas does not only help the terminally ill, but few have done more to promote respect for the wishes of people to die at a time of their own choosing.
As many as 115 people from the UK have gone to the Swiss clinic Dignitas to die.
Peter and Penelope Duff, from Bath in Somerset, died at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich on February 27.
Daniel James, aged 23, died at a clinic run by the Dignitas organisation on September 12, more than a year after a rugby accident which left him paralysed from the chest down.
Daniel James, 23, visited a clinic run by the Dignitas organisation on September 12, more than a year after a rugby accident which left him paralysed from the chest down.
Michael's Hospital department of family and community medicine in Toronto, who is a medical advisor to Dignitas International.