Terminally ill man 'announces his own death date and funeral'

A terminally ill company director suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) appears to have used his LinkedIn profile to announce the date of his death and funeral before he takes his own life at a Swiss euthanasia clinic.

Simon Binner, diagnosed with aggressive Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in January, updated his profile page to say he will die this coming Monday.

And he revealed his funeral will be held next month on Friday 13th, according to his profile page.

In a section entitled Patient, his profile reads: "I was diagnosed with aggressive Motor Neurone Disease (MND) on 7 Jan 2015. As I was driven home I had already decided what I would gladly have to do when my time was upon me.

"I died in Switzerland with Eternal Spirit on Mon 19 Oct 2015 and my funeral was on Fri 13 Nov 2015.

"My MND accelerated very rapidly. The sawbones initially thought I would last until 2017/2018, but they were mistaken - no worries, it's an inexact science!

"I don't recommend MND! Better to have one massive fatal stroke or be killed instantly by a drunk driver! There is nothing that I can say that's positive about MND."