After announcing his decision to allow his life to end last Tuesday, Michael Bonney passed away on Saturday.
Bonney was injured in a road biking accident in 2013 at age 54 and has been living with near total paralysis for the past six years. He posted a beautiful, heartfelt letter explaining his reasons for turning off his life support systems last week. In it, he explained that he expected to pass quickly and that he would be sedated to reduce his suffering. The original story is below.
His wife Linzi Anne announced his passing yesterday and Orange posted a heartfelt tribute. Both can be read in full here:
Our thoughts are with Michael's partner Linzi and his family and friends at this difficult time.
We are incredibly sad to tell you that Michael Bonney, the former Managing Director of Orange Bikes, has decided to end his own life. Bonney was injured in a road biking accident
in 2013 at age 54, and has spent over six years since living with almost total paralysis.
He shared a beautiful, heartfelt letter explaining his decision on his Facebook page today
From all of us at Pinkbike, we're wishing Michael the best in this final leg of his journey, and our thoughts are with his family.