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Woman at centre of legal battle over life support dies : Taquisha McKitty was declared brain dead in 2017, sparking a significant court fight

Jan 01, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Taquisha McKitty, the woman at the heart of a legal battle over the legitimacy of brain death in Ontario, died on Monday with her brother by her side.

Her heart stopped beating at about 2 a.m. Members of the family had kept a constant vigil with Ms. McKitty since she entered the hospital more than a year ago.

Her father, Stanley Stewart, had just left.

"They didn't pull the plug on her," Mr. Stewart told The Globe and Mail on Monday afternoon.

"She died naturally, which i...