The 42-year old quadriplegic had been at the center of court battle over whether to continue his food and hydration.
Vincent Lambert, a severely disabled 42-year old Frenchman, diedon Thursday morning in a French hospital, nine days after doctors removed his feeding tubes.
Lambert, who was left a quadriplegic after sustaining head injuries after a 2008 traffic accident, had been at the center of a protracted legal battle over whether to continue his food and hydration.
Upon the news of Lambert’s death, Pope Francis tweeted, “May God the Father welcome Vincent Lambert in His arms. Let us not build a civilization that discards persons those whose lives we no longer consider to be worthy of living: every life is valuable, always.”