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Joan Collins Speaks Out In Support Of Assisted Dying: 'We Don't Let Animals Suffer, So Why Should Humans?'

Dame Joan Collins has spoken out in support of legalising assisted dying.

The 81-year-old actress said her mother-in-law's battle with Alzheimer's disease led to her supporting Swiss group Dignitas who help the severely ill to die, explaining it's only fair to let people pass away if they want to.

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"Somebody said to me the other day that people 100 years ago didn't get Alzheimer's because they died so young, and that's true.

"So if I was in that situation, I don't know what I would do. It would depend on how bad it is. But I agree with Dignitas, totally."

Joan Collins

The former 'Dynasty' star explained she would rather die than suffer the illness, which is the most common form of dementia, because she wouldn't want her family to have to look after her.

The actress pointed out that animals aren't allowed to suffer, so it is inhumane to keep people alive.

"I mean, they don't let animals carry on suffering - so why let humans live?" she asked.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, she said: "I saw a very famous actress the other day. You could see the lumps under her skin from the fillers and she could barely move her face. It was horrific.

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