BRUSSELS — A Belgian university says that biochemist Christian de Duve, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1974, has died in an act of euthanasia. He was 95.
His university, UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve, confirmed it was a case of euthanasia but did not disclose the method.
Dr. de Duve shared the Nobel Prize with two other scientists for their work and discoveries on the structural and functional organization of the cell. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.