I think we must accept he is dying (our own doctors were responsible for the diagnosis), and if it were me I think I'd want to do it privately without speaking to E Renfrew officials at the end. So I can perhaps understand his 'dropping out' - particularly with journalists poring over his every move. I'm not arguing that what's happened is right, just that it might be understandable - and does it really matter? Or are we now so macabre that we want his final moments live on TV, maybe?
Unless our Scottish doctors have all been in on a gigantic con, and he's fit and healthy!
Some people are still aggravated that the death penalty was done away with. They just want every villain to end up dieing in gaol. When a few are let out early on humanitarian grounds they still want to see that the villains have kept up their side of the bargain and actually died to order so as to please them.