Mr Nicklinson died peacefully this morning, 22-08-2012 six days after being left 'heartbroken' at judges' refusal of his right-to-die case.
Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson died at home after refusing food and contracting pneumonia, having lost a High Court legal bid to end his own life.
Just hours before the 58-year-old's death was announced by his legal team, a poignant final message had been posted on Mr Nicklinson's Twitter feed by his family which read: 'Goodbye world the time has come, I had some fun'.'
The married father-of-two's family said he died 'peacefully at home' at around 10am this morning.
Mr Nicklinson had spent two years battling to persuade three High Court judges to rule that if, and when, he decides he wants to die,
But days after judges refused his bid, Mr Nicklinson began to refuse food and deteriorated in
Police said they are not investigating Mr Nicklinson's death.
'He said that he was heartbroken by the High Court decision that he could not end his life at a time of his choosing with the help of a new doctor.