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Mosley shotgun suicide revealed after terminal cancer diagnosis

Mosley shotgun suicide revealed after terminal cancer diagnosis

Mosley shotgun suicide revealed after terminal cancer diagnosis

Mosley shotgun suicide revealed after terminal cancer diagnosis

Former FIA president Max Mosley shot himself after discovering the cancer he was being treated for was terminal, a coroner has found.

Mosley, who served his role as president of F1's governing body between 1993 and 2009, died in May last year at the age of 81.

Westminster Coroner's Court heard that Mosley had shared his intentions and had a final meal with his wife the night before his suicide.

The court was told how Mosley had developed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in 2019 and how he had been to he had a "very limited life expectancy" after running out of treatment options, being move to palliative care.

Mosley was found dead at his home in London last May with “significant injuries consistent with a gunshot wound".

Senior Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox recorded a conclusion of suicide, saying she was "satisfied" Mr Mosley intended to kill himself, adding that the cancer was a contributing factor to the death of "a remarkable man".

"I am also entirely satisfied Mr Mosley would not have undertaken this action but for the distressing and debilitating terminal lymphoma," she said.

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, speaking after Mosley's death, labelled him as "like a brother to me".

"Max was a very genuine, straightforward guy that didn't like too much bulls**t, and people doing things they shouldn't do, saying things they shouldn't say," he added.

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