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Man at centre of life-support controversy dies

The Canadian Press – June 25, 2008

WINNIPEG — An elderly man at the centre of a court case over life and death has died of natural causes in a Winnipeg hospital. The family of Samuel Golubchuk, 84, had gotten a court order requiring doctors at Grace Hospital to keep him on life support. They said that to hasten his death would be a sin under Orthodox Jewish law.

Since last November, hospital officials wanted to pull Mr. Golubchuk off life support, saying he had virtually no chance of improving. [Read the rest of this story here.]

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