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Death option still debated, despite right-to-die law’s passing
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Matt Fairchild isn’t sure when he will die. But he’s mostly sure how he will die: With the love of his life beside him. His favorite music playing on the stereo. And cancer in his bones.

“It will be a little Jimmy Buffett and it will be us two,” Fairchild said, looking from his kitchen table in Burbank, to his wife, Ginger Fairchild, who sat on a nearby sofa.

Fairchild, a 46-year-old native of Ohio, and an Army and Navy veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm and the Iraq War, was diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma while at Fort Hood, Texas, in August 2012.