A father-of-four who had both of his ears sliced off in a horrific machete attack has died.
Sajed Choudry, 42, suffered multiple injuries while his 24-year-old son Ahsan Choudry was also seriously hurt in the assault last week.
Sajed, a salesman, suffered a collapsed right lung and a bleed on the brain in the incident which took place outside his home in Blackburn, Lancashire.
He underwent a 14-hour operation to have his ears re-attached, using a skin graft from his legs to complete the surgery.
His family released an upsetting image of him in his hospital bed to the media last week.
Sadly, there confirmed Mr Choudry's condition deteriorated further yesterday afternoon.
Speaking last week, daughter Mariya Choudry, 22, said the family are in shock.
"I feel totally numb right now. I can't describe how I feel," she said.
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"I have lived on that street for 15 years and have never seen anything like it."
Mr Choudry's son Ahsan also remains in hospital after having half of his hand cut off and suffering cuts to his head.
Mariya, a healthcare worker, said she has remained by her father's bedside since he went into hospital after the attack last Tuesday night at 10.30pm.
She added that her mother and her two younger brothers are incredibly upset.
She said: "My mum has let me stay here because I am strong enough to cope with how he is.
"She is trying to remain strong for the family, but she is finding it really hard.
"She is broken. She does not know what to do with herself."
She added: "I would not wish what has happened to my dad on anyone.
"It is not right to do this to another person."
Sadaqat Ali, 36, of Blackburn, Lancs., Rafaqat Ali, 38, of Blackburn, Fazal Ilhai, 62, and a 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have all been charged with two counts of attempted murder.
They are due to appear before Preston Crown Court on Monday, December 17.