Ailing man goes live on Facebook
A Frenchman suffering from a rare and incurable condition is livestreaming his death on social media as he refuses to take food, drink or medicine after President Emmanuel Macron turned down his request for euthanasia.
Alain Cocq, 57, who has been suffering from a degenerative disease for 34 years, has said he would livestream his death on Facebook from Saturday morning.
“So I have finished my last meal ... I drink to your health one last time.
“The road to deliverance begins and, believe me, I am happy,” Cocq said in a video posted on Friday night and shot from his medicalised bed at his home in Dijon, eastern France.
“I have made up my mind and I am at peace,” he added.
“He had written to Emmanuel Macron asking to be given a sedative to allow him to die in peace but the President wrote back to him explaining this was not allowed under French law.