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British Scientist Who Became 'World's First Cyborg' Dies Aged 64

British Scientist Who Became 'World's First Cyborg' Dies Aged 64

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan has been hailed as an 'inspiration' by supporters

A British scientist who became the ‘world’s first full cyborg’ has died aged 64.

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2017, but wanted to extend his life by replacing his organs with machinery. 

A heartfelt statement posted on Dr Scott-Morgan's official Twitter account read: "To Peter's amazing rebel supporters: With a broken heart, I'm letting you all know that Peter passed peacefully surrounded by his family, and those closest to him. 

"He was incredibly proud of all of you who supported him, and his vision of changing the way people see disability."

Dr Scott-Morgan, who lived in Torquay in Devon with his husband Francis, hit headlines after he transitioned into a full cyborg and dubbed himself Peter 2.0. 

Speaking in 2019, he told the Daily Mail: "I'm about to be turned into Peter 2.0. And when I say 'Peter 2.0', I mean 'a Cyborg'.

"And when I say 'Cyborg', I don't just mean any old cyborg, you understand, but by far the most advanced human cybernetic organism ever created in 13.8 billion years.

"I'm scheduled to become the world's very first full Cyborg."

Dr Scott-Morgan underwent numerous procedures that resulted in having his voicebox removed and his voice recorded; and a catheter and colostomy bag installed, as well as a feeding tube. 

Twitter/Dr Peter B Scott-Morgan

He used a specially designed electric wheelchair to get around, that allowed him to be seated, upright or laid flat. 

Following the sad news of his death, tributes began to pour in, replying to the post on social media one person said: “I am so very sorry. You have supported Peter all the way on the incredible journey that you undertook together at his wish. You were trailblazers and thank you so much for that. Sincerest sympathy on your loss.”

Another wrote: “I am dreadfully sad to hear the news. He was a groundbreaking innovator with immense courage and spirit. Condolences to his family and friends.”

While a third commented: “So sorry to hear this. Peter had such a positive attitude. Rest in Peace, my dear friend. You were an inspiration to so many.”

A fourth person wrote: "Deeply sorry to hear this news. My thoughts are with Francis, family & friends. Peter was a hero of mine. Always refusing to accept the status quo & always believing in the overcoming ability of the strength of love and the human spirit."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: UK News