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Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dies aged 40 through euthanasia


(CNN)Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort has died aged 40 after ending her life through euthanasia.

Vervoort, a Paralympic gold medalist at London 2012, lived with a degenerative spinal condition that caused her constant pain and made sleeping very difficult.

A statement from her home city Diest said Vervoort "responded to her choice on Tuesday evening."


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