Jenning had terminal cancer that had spread to her bones.
Dr. Philip Nitscke, the leader of exit international, a group that Jenning belonged to, confirmed that she died on Thursday evening, a death that he stated was inevitable.
Jenning was awaiting sentencing for being an accessory before the fact to the death of Graeme Wylie.
Mr Wylie, 71, died in March 2006 from an overdose of the veterinarian drug Nembutal, which Jenning had illegally imported from Mexico the previous month. The drug was given to him by his partner, Shirley Justins, who was convicted of his manslaughter.
Jenning admitted to travelling to Mexico to obtain the drug.
Supposedly Jenning committed suicide by taking some of the remaining Nembutal that had been purchased for Wylie's death.
The timing was being determined by what was hanging over her with the possible sentence. She knew she would lose her option (suicide) if she was put in prison.
Nitschke claims that Jenning had stated:
'I'm not going to die in jail, so I'm going to take a pre-emptive step.'
I mourn the death of Jenning. I believe that the law was properly applied and needs to be upheld, but I do not wish any malace for people who maintain a false compassion by believing that killing is a form of care
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