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A show on the billing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year has turned the act of suicide into an entertainment spectacle.
Dr Philip Neitschke, a doctor who performs real-life assisted deaths, intended to take his practises to the stage, performing non-fatal demonstrations of how his machinery works.
Gill Pharaoh was a retired nurse, a wife and a mother of two.
She lived a healthy life, apart from some issues with tinnitus - and a feeling that she was "going over that hill" of age.
On July 12th, she chose to end her life before she had a chance to become what she deemed to be an "old lady". Explaining her decision, she reasoned that she did not want to become a burden to the NHS, taking up taxpayers money and a bed in hospital.