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Susan Griffiths dies in Switzerland

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A Winnipeg woman died this morning after an assisted suicide at a Switzerland clinic.

Susan Griffiths, 72, died just before 7 a.m. CST, according to a CBC report.

Griffiths had suffered from Multiple Systems Atrophy, a rare, incurable brain disease. Rather than endure a slow death, she chose an assisted suicide in Zurich.

In Canada, assisted suicides are against the law.

Griffiths was surrounded by many family members at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich. Dignitas is a non-profit organization offering end-of-life assistance to the terminally ill.

To read Lindor Reynolds' column today on Griffiths, click here.

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