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Since the 1960s Ray Gosling has been a familiar face to British television audiences, having hosted hundreds of TV and radio documentaries. His latest is one on death and dying, and in it he makes a shocking on-camera admission: years ago he killed a lover suffering through the final stages of AIDS by suffocating him with a hospital pillow while a doctor was out.

Gosling says that he made a pact with his unnamed lover that he’d do whatever needed to be done to end his suffering if and when it got to be unbearable. The video of the confession on the BBC website is, as you’d probably imagine, heartbreaking and compelling. Not surprisingly, Gosling is now being investigated for possible murder charges. |BBC|