More, he left a website detailing every step of his decision — making him the first man in history (he says) to have done so.
With pithy headings like "Why Suicide?" and "Why Not?" and "Why Age 60?" and "Self-Serving?" he explained on his site, simply and succinctly. "Do I want to live as long as humanly possible OR do I want to control the time and manner and circumstances of my death? That was my choice (and yours). I chose what was most appealing to me."