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Nobel Prize-Winning Belgian Scientist Dies Through Assisted Suicide

Christian de Duve won the Nobel Prize in in Physiology or Medicine for his work on cancer

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EMINENT Belgian scientist Christian de Duve, a winner of the Nobel prize for medicine, died on Saturday aged 95 after committing euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium, his family said.

De Duve was the second well-known Belgian to choose mercy killing after the death in 2008 of writer Hugo Claus. Belgium was the second country in the world after The Netherlands to legalise euthanasia in 2002.