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Max Mosley committed suicide after learning he had terminal cancer

Max Mosleyformer president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), took his own life in May 2021 at his London home, at the age of 81, shooting himself in the head after learning that he had little time to live due to terminal cancer.

This follows from an investigation, carried out by the Westminster Coroner’s Court, which has now come to light, almost a year after his death, and according to which Mosley developed a terminal cancer that affected his immune cells and that only would decrease with palliative care.

During the court hearing, coroner Fiona Wilcox concluded that the cause of her death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head and added that the diagnosis of cancer – in 2019 – was the trigger for the suicide of the former president of the FIA. “I am also fully convinced that Mr. Mosley would not have undertaken such an act had he not been suffering from painful and debilitating terminal lymphoma,” Dr Wilcox said at the inquest.

Mosley, a very controversial figure for his campaign in favor of privacy against the British tabloids -which aired photos of a Nazi orgy in which he participated in 2008-, he chaired the FIA ​​between 1993 and 2009a period in which he had notorious clashes with the owners of the Formula 1 teams.

Precisely one of the main legacies that he left in his time at the FIA ​​were the reforms to ensure greater safety in F1 after the fatal accident of Brazilian Ayrton Senna at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994.

Max Mosley was born in London on April 13, 1940, and was the son of Sir Oswald Mosley, a British fascist leader in the 1930s who advocated rapprochement with Nazi Germany before the outbreak of World War II.

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