Baroness Campbell passed on the news that our close colleague and friend Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE passed away on Thursday 14th January 2016.
In her note she said “It is with great sadness that I am writing to tell you that our dear colleague and friend, Kevin Fitzpatrick died last night in Swansea, surrounded by his family. You may have already heard about this tragic news but Kevin specifically asked me to let his NDY UK friends know when the time came. Kevin has been very private about his battle with cancer as he didn’t want others to worry about him or let his illness detract from his tireless work to prevent the legalisation of assisted suicide. Selfless to the end.
I know Kevin will be greatly missed by all Kill the Bill campaigners. Missed for, among other attributes, his larger-than-life personality, intellectual rigour, vitality, humour and genuine warmth. A sad loss to all of us, and the thousands of disabled people’s lives he touched as he fought for our humanity to be valued equally, no matter what our impairment or illness. The “NO Legalisation” has lost one of it’s greatest advocates.”