Are there any words or idiom that means like dying the way you want or dying of your own free will? I'm thinking kinda like some sort of more honorable suicide or kinda like you know you're going to die if you do something but the alternative is worse, like a word for sacrifice that specifically means dying.
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to die on your own terms
Working with Compassion & Choices, Maynard used her story to speak out for the right of terminally ill people like herself to end their lives on their own terms.
They didn't want to lose her any earlier than they had to, but they accepted her choice to die on her own terms.
^ LA Times
Emphasis on individualism and autonomy typical of North American societies has produced a significant chorus of voices supporting a person’s “right-to-die” on his or her own terms.
David Bowie planned his end as he lived – on his own terms, blazing a trail
Dying on your own terms: A physician’s advice for a better death
some book titles:
Life and Death on Your Own Terms, by Lofty Bosta, MD
The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World, by Dan Morhaim, MD
Final Victory: Taking Charge of the Last Stanges of Life, Facing Death on Your Own Terms, by Thomas Preson, MD