Conductor Sir Edward Downes and his wife Joan had been together 54 years when they decided to end their lives together.
He was 85 and losing his sight and hearing.
The sad case has re-opened the debate about assisted suicide- and a debate we’ve had on WHYS many times.
It’s got many of you e-mailing the BBC saying how sad the story has made you feel, -but also saying you can understand their position (regardless of how you feel about helping someone to die ).
Here’s a review of how the papers covered the story in Britain – one calling it the “ultimate expression of mutual devotion”., but another warns of a “romanticised view of joint death”.