NEWS FLASH: Chantal Sebire dies at home

Fresh off the wire – and to make up for the delay on the Englishman Catapult-wielder story – is news of the death of French cancer patient Chantal Sebire at her home today.

She had a rare face tumor called esthesioneuroblastoma, which took her senses of taste and smell in 2000 and partial eyesight last October.

Chantal Sebire

She unsuccessfully sought permission earlier this week from French courts to receive doctor-assisted suicide, something Dutch doctors also refused to do.

It is yet unclear how Sebire died.  Sebire died of a barbituate overdose three times the lethal dosage, authorities said on March 27th.