Mark Van Dongen Acid Attack: Is He In Coma Or Death?
Mark Van Dongen is dead. He ended his life fifteen days after he faced the brutal acid attack.
The 29-year-old engineer was paralyzed from his neck down; he had lost a leg, ear, and eye from the Vitriolage. He spent more than four months in a coma.
Dongen died by euthanasia - a practice of ending a patient's life to limit suffering. Following the application's approval by three doctors who determined Mark fit the criterion for "unbearable physical and psychological suffering."
He took his last breath at a Belgian hospital on January 3, 2017.
Berlinah Wallace, Dongen's girlfriend, was found guilty of tossing sulphuric acid. She poured the substance on Mark while he slept. Ultimately, Dongen experienced numerous physical and emotional issues. He eventually decided in 2017 to commit assisted suicide.
Wallace was a fashion student originally from South Africa. She met Mark five years earlier via a dating website for HIV people as both suffered the condition.