“My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia”


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“My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia”

1 December 2016 Last updated at 06:38 GMT

A man has been legally allowed to end his life because he was an alcoholic. Mark Langedijk had been fighting the condition for years and was also suffering from depression and anxiety.

At the age of 41 he convinced doctors and psychiatrists in the Netherlands that he met the country”s strict criteria required to be granted the life-ending treatment.

His brother Marcel Langedijk has been telling the BBC”s Anna Holligan about the day Mark died.