Summary: French euthanasia activist with a rare facial tumor whose plea for doctor-assisted suicide was rejected by a court earlier in the week after she urged French President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene and grant her request for a prescription of lethal drugs in a TV interview, who was diagnosed with esthesioneuroblastoma in 2000, which left her nearly blind and with no sense of taste or smell causing intense pain and her nose swelled to several times its size and one eye socket was pushed out of her head as the tumor burrowed through her sinuses and nasal cavaties.
Cause of Death: Physician-assisted suicide
Born: January 28, 1955
Died: March 19, 2008
Location: Dijon, France