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: Aycke Smook 1938-2023

ERGO regrets to report the death of one of its
directors, Dr.Aycke Smook in the Netherlands.

Aycke died in hospital on March 6th 2023 after a period of deteriorating health. He will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to the issue of the Right to Die in general, and to Right to Die Europe in particular.

After organising the 1990 WF Conference in Maastricht on behalf of Dutch Right-to-Die organisation NVVE, he took the initiative to start Right to Die Europe (RtD-E)in 1993 – originally as a European Division of the World Federation of Right to Die Socieries.

A retired gynacologist, Aycke was President of the WFRtDS from 1994 until 1996 and of ERGO from its inception in 1993.

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