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For Jerry Brown, end-of-life bill forces personal reflection
Los Angeles Times

As someone deep into his eighth decade of life, and with multiple brushes with cancer under his belt, death is not an uncommon topic for Gov. Jerry Brown.

Often it’s a source of humor, such as in May when he ruminated on the pointlessness of pursuing perfect solutions in an imperfect world.

“It’s messy, there’s suffering, and in the end we all die,” Brown said in a speech to a business group. “When you’re 77, by the way, that’s something that’s a little more imminent.”