Wang Mingcheng

 

 

Age: 49

 

Summary: Chinese euthanasia activist who was in the news in 1986 when he persuaded doctors to kill his ailing mother in China's first known euthanasia case (he was acquitted of murder charges in that case), and who was in the news again in 2003 when he requested euthanasia himself after battling terminal stomach cancer (his request was refused).

 

 

Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

 

Born: circa 1954

 

Died: August 5, 2003

 

Location: Xi'an, China