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Grant wants assisted suicide to be made legal

London: Actor Hugh Grant wants assisted suicide to be made legal in Britain so that the terminally ill can die with dignity.

Grant is patron of Healthtalkonline.org, a charity and wellbeing website founded by assisted suicide campaigner Ann McPherson, who died last week after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer.

The 50-year-old paid tribute to the doctor by supporting her calls to make the practice legal in Britain, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"She`s (McPherson) right on assisted dying. That seems to me like the dignified option. I don`t know quite what she wanted in her last few weeks but she was a great champion of the right to die in a dignified manner, which it seems she did. She was a tremendous force for good," Grant told a newspaper.

Switzerland is one of the few countries in Europe where lawmakers have legalised assisted-suicide along with Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. However in Britain, a person faces up to 14 years in jail if they are convicted of helping another person kill themselves.

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