LONDON - A British man who suffered from locked-in syndrome has died days after losing a legal bid to end his life of “pure torture”, his lawyers said Wednesday. Tony Nicklinson, 58, was left paralysed by a catastrophic stroke while on a business trip to Athens in 2005. On August 16, he lost a court bid to end his life after High Court judges unanimously agreed that it would be wrong to depart from a precedent that equates voluntary euthanasia with murder. After the ruling Nicklinson broke down in tears, saying he was “devastated” by the decision. His lawyers Bindmans LLP said Nicklinson passed away on Wednesday, six days after the decision.