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Monday, 13 May, 2002, 00:55 GMT 01:55 UK
In pictures: Diane Pretty
Diane Pretty died on Saturday after losing her legal battle to allow her husband to help her commit suicide. BBC News Online looks back at her life.


Diane Pretty aged 15
Diane was 15 when she met Brian and fell in love

The wedding day
The couple married in 1976

Diane Pretty and relative
The Prettys had two children

Diane Pretty with granddaughter
Diane became a grandmother

The Pretty family
The diagnosis in 1999 came as a deep shock

Mr and Mrs Pretty
Mrs Pretty said shortly before her death: "We still have a laugh, still talk and still love each other."

The Prettys with daughter Clara and partner, August 2001
The legal fight was arduous but she was determined to take it as far as possible

Diane Pretty two weeks before her death
She has been described as 'an extraordinary woman'

See also:

29 Apr 02 | Health
Q&A: Right to die
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