Oh love that will not let me go: The living death of Vincent Lambert
After a decade in a vegetative state, with his parents fighting to keep his life-support on, he has been allowed to die
Vincent Lambert, the man at the centre of a years-long life-support battle that played out right up until his death on Thursday, was the silent witness to the wrenching public feud between his parents and wife.
Lambert was a rebellious teenager who had settled down and was due to become a father when was in a devastating car crash in 2008 that left him in a vegetative state.
With doctors declaring his condition irreversible, his future became the subject of a bitter legal battle between his deeply Catholic parents, who fought tooth and nail to keep him alive, and his wife and doctors, who argued that the more humane option was to let him die...