A world renown scientist has died after travelling to Switzerland to end his life at an assisted suicide clinic at the age of 104.
Staff at the clinic in Basel told Sky News that Dr Goodall had “gone in peace”.
Sky’s Michelle Clifford said she could hear Beethoven’s 9th Symphony coming from the room where he was being helped to die.
The world-renowned ecologist had told reporters he might play the symphony to accompany his death.
As his family filled out witness forms ahead of the procedure, Dr Goodall asked: “What are we waiting for?”
“There are many things I would like to do, but it’s too late. I’m content to leave them undone.”
Dr Goodall, who was not terminally ill, told reporters on Wednesday: “One should be free to choose the death, when death is at an appropriate time.
“I no longer want to continue life.”
The 104-year-old chose to take the lethal drug Nembutal intravenously.
Before the procedure, it was said Dr Goodall would have to turn the wheel himself to start the solution flowing and had the option to change his mind at any time.
Assisted suicide has been legal in Switzerland since the 1940s, if performed by someone with no direct interest in the death.
Dr Goodall was born in London in 1914 and moved in 1948 to Australia, where he was a lecturer at the University of Melbourne.