Tony Nicklinson wanted to die. Ever since a stroke had locked him into his own body, reducing communication with the outside world to decoding his eye blinks, he'd wanted to die.
So badly in fact, he’d gone to the High Court to allow his nearest and dearest to kill him. When the Court refused this, such was his disappointment that several television commentators reported he seemed to have lost the will to live. In fact he died a week later…
Now you see that we have to stop here and consider what these TV people were actually saying (if indeed it can be unpacked).
They were saying that he was so disappointed with not being allowed to die – he lost the will to live and died.
Yea, me neither…!!!