Avril Henry

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Avril Henry (c.1934 – 20 April 2016) was a British activist. She wanted the legalization of assisted suicide by euthanasia. She was a former professor of English medieval culture at the University of Exeter.[1][2][3]

Henry committed suicide by euthanasia at her home in Brampford Speke, Devon on 20 April 2016, aged 81.[4] She illegally bought a euthanasia kit online before her death.[5]

Some of her works[change | change source]

  • Biblia Pauperum. Scolar, Aldershot, 1987. (Editor) ISBN 9780859675420
  • The Eton Roundels: Eton College MS 177 'Figurae Bibliorum' A Colour Facsimile With Transcription, Translation and Commentary

References[change | change source]

  1. Robert Mendick, (21 April 2016). "Retired professor 'killed herself' days after police raid in search of imported drugs". The Telegraph.
  2. Steven Morris. "Academic kills herself after importing 'euthanasia kit' illegally". the Guardian.
  3. Melissa Davey. "Police raid pushed academic to end her life, says euthanasia advocate". the Guardian.
  4. "Retired Exeter professor who campaigned for euthanasia to be legalised is found dead at home". Exeter Express and Echo.
  5. Rod Minchin (22 April 2016). "Professor 'killed herself with euthanasia kit bought online'". The Independent.