Peter Scott-Morgan ‘Human cyborg’ dead at 64

The man famous for extending his life by becoming a real-life cyborg, Peter Scott-Morgan, died Tuesday at the age of 64.

According to a report by The Washington Examiner Scott-Morgan was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a motor neuron disease, which is the same disease that Dr. Stephen Hawking also suffered from.

Scott-Morgan had a Ph.D in robotics, and as a result, he took his diagnosis to his lab and attempted to make himself fully robotic to extend his life, and his journey was documented in the film Peter: The Human Cyborg.

“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,” his family wrote on Twitter. “He was incredibly proud of all of you who supported him, and his vision of changing the way people see disability.”

“We’re saddened to hear that our former trustee Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan, has died,” the Motor Neurone Disease Association said on Twitter.

With all of Morgan-Scott’s inventions, he was able to use eye-tracking technology to operate a computer, stand up in his wheelchair, and express emotions through an avatar he built. His muscles had atrophied due to the condition, so he needed a catheter and colostomy bag to go to the bathroom, as well as surgery on his larynx to keep saliva from filling his lungs.

After being diagnosed, doctors reportedly gave Scott-Morgan two years to live. He would go on to delay his death for another five years.

Francis Scott-Morgan is Scott-husband. Morgan’s They were the first couple in England to form a civil union, and the first couple in Devon to convert their relationship into a marriage.