Seales vs Attorney-General
In 2015 lawyer Lecretia Seales appealed to the Wellington High Court to allow her to receive assisted suicide or euthanasia from her doctor.
Justice Collins denied her request and confirmed that such actions would be against the law.
On the same day the ruling was made public, Lecretia died peacefully at home from Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer. Her death was not the prolonged and painful death she feared. Apparently she was still able to smile and interact with people till the end.