the former Formula 1 boss had terminal prostate cancer-

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The statements of doctors and witnesses have been collected: the 81-year-old was a few weeks old. He was president of the FIA ​​for 16 years, he dedicated himself to the safety of cars also on the road

Max Mosleyformer Formula 1 boss who died last May 24 at the age of 81, is actually committed suicide due to an aggravation of the cancer he had been suffering from for some time. According to what he reported on Tuesday 29 March the Daily Mailin fact, he had just found out he was become
or terminal for prostate lymphoma from which he was suffering, and to have alone weeks to live
and that you can only get relief from palliative care.

Mosley then chose to shoot himself in his Chelsea neighborhood home in London, not before he left a farewell note hanging on the bedroom door bed that says: Do not open, call the police. And calling 999, the equivalent of 118 in the UK, had been the housekeeper and a neighbor who had come to bring him breakfast, right after seeing that piece of paper. Another note was found on the bedside tablewith among the few intelligible sentences a I had no other choice.

The revelations emerge before the hearing at Westminster Palace of Justicewhere one of the doctors treating Mosley explained that the former tycoon had undergone all possible treatments, including proton therapy, proton radiotherapy, and an extreme surgical attempt, but that by April he had surrendered to the idea of ​​palliative care alone and the attempt to control the disease.

Son of Oswald Mosley, former leader of the British fascist movementMax was born in Londa on April 13, 1940. Fu runner – in the equivalent of Formula 2, for Brabham and Lotus, also participating in the nefarious 1968 Hockenheim race in which the legendary Jim Clark lost his life – and lawyerbefore becoming president of the International Automobile Federation in 1993taking over from the French Jean-Marie Balestre.

It was Clark’s death that led him to take an interestto the safety problem, and retired to found March, a team that in its 16 seasons in Formula 1 won three victories

. But as a leader in motorsport, especially living there after a few months tragic death of Ayrton Senna in Imola
was among the main promoters of Euro Ncap tests, essential to guarantee the passive safety of cars on the market. A test that therefore involved millions of motorists and not just drivers.

Several controversial episodes in his life. He famous the case of 2008 in which the tabloid News of the World published a report on his participation in a perverse Nazi orgy. Although the newspaper was banned from publishing the video in full, and a sentence of £ 60,000 (€ 76,000 at the time) was imposed for the violation of the privacy of the people involved, Mosley in 2009 did not reapply for the presidency of the FIA ​​(also for the mourning that struck him with the death of his son Alexander, 39, from an overdose).

March 29, 2022 (change March 29, 2022 | 17:51)

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