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Italian woman pays $14G
to commit suicide at euthanasia
clinic due to being ´sad
about losing her looks´

New York Daily News, by Lee Moran

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Posted By:mitzi, 2/22/2014 1:22:38 PM

A perfectly healthy Italian woman paid $14,000 to commit suicide at a Swiss euthanasia clinic because she was "sad about losing her looks." Oriella Cazzanello, 85, reportedly took her own life at the right-to-die center in Basel after getting "weighed down by ageing and the inevitable loss of the looks of which she was proud." The wealthy senior vanished from her home in Arzignano at the end of January, reports the ANSA news agency. Family members initially thought she´d gone on a spa break. The story has re-ignited the right-to-die debate in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal even if

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 2/22/2014 1:36:37 PM     (No. 9742469)

Losing her looks was the only thing she found to be sad about? How shallow. She couldn´t have been all there to do something so utterly meaningless.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 2/22/2014 1:41:56 PM     (No. 9742476)

She was wealthy.
She vanished.
She´s dead.

Sounds more like a way to murder someone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/22/2014 1:47:17 PM     (No. 9742484)

Talented film director Fassbinder took his own life shortly after doing "Veronica Voss", a film about an aging film star and her problems with drug addiction, based on the life of German film star Sybille Schmitz, rumored to be friends with Nazi Paul Joseph Goebbels during the Third Reich. In postwar Germany her star has fallen, and she is unable to cope with her loss of celebrity. None of her associates seem concerned for her life, and she falls under the power of an evil doctor who uses drugs to control her wealthy patients.
Her death scene is chilling.
The doctors throw a party for her with friends and champagne like the old days.
They then entice her to spend a weekend recovering in their clinic.
Only after they have left does she realize she is locked in a white room with nothing but her drugs and everyone is gone.
She takes the drugs and they take her estate.
Any changes to this wealthy ladies Will?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 2/22/2014 1:56:08 PM     (No. 9742494)

Anyone age 85 has already lost a lot more than their looks.

A closer look at her health, her friends and family, and even her bank account, may show many additional reasons why a relatively healthy person of that age might want out.

It remains sad and not to be encouraged, but this brief report does not make any case.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/22/2014 1:56:23 PM     (No. 9742495)

#2 & #3 ... the same thoughts crossed my mind.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/22/2014 2:18:59 PM     (No. 9742509)

A good round of anti-depressants might have done wonders for her instead.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/22/2014 2:45:49 PM     (No. 9742531)

For about half that amount I would have come in and removed all the mirrors from her house. She´d still be alive and richer to boot. Just trying to be helpful.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/22/2014 4:16:01 PM     (No. 9742583)

#6, she would have saved mucho dollars by taking the whole bottle.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hershey, 2/22/2014 4:49:11 PM     (No. 9742604)

$14,000???? Would have been a lot cheaper to jump in front of a bus....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/22/2014 6:03:17 PM     (No. 9742651)

#9 ... cheaper? Yes. But she would look so much worse.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 2/22/2014 8:49:10 PM     (No. 9742770)

Five bucks for a razor an some shaving cream.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/23/2014 12:10:18 AM     (No. 9742892)

It sounds really vain and shallow, but she decided how to spend her $14,000 instead of withering away in a nursing home in depends and leaving it to someone else.

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