Wellington woman Margaret Page, whose decision to starve herself sparked widespread debate across New Zealand, has died.

Her death, at 7.30pm, was confirmed by the St John of God Haurora Trust, who owns the St John of God Wellington residential care home where she was staying.

Mrs Page, who was disabled and terminally ill, starved herself to death by refusing to eat for 17 days.

Or are doctors violating their Hippocratic oath by allowing her to fade away before their very eyes?

Debate on this issue is now closed.