Tony Nicklinson's wife, Jane, wipes his tears as he learns that a court has denied him the right to medically assisted suicide on Aug. 16, 2012. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Matt Cardy/Getty Images The Two-Way British Man Who Lost Right To Die Case Is Dead August 22, 2012 Tony Nicklinson dies after losing right to die case in Britain. He was profoundly disabled and needed a doctor's help to carry it out. He was denied. He refused food last week and contracted pneumonia, and passed away today.