The curvature in the thoracic vertebrae is evident in the skeleton. Interesting.
The man had died a violent death, tallying with Richards death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
No doubt a painful death, but perhaps a mercy none the less.
Had he lived in to old age he would have been in constant pain as his scoliosis progressed. As the curvature of his spine progressed spinal nerves would have been pinched between vertebra causing constant pain to the point that eventually he would not be able to sit, walk or lie in any position for any length of time.
On the other hand perhaps such a life would be perhaps fair justice if the reports of his murder of his young nephews are true.
I love this archaeological detective work. Here it's not just the DNA - it's all the different types of evidence they've been able to pull together, and it all points to this poor beat-up old skeleton with severe scoliosis and cavities and some truly nasty sword/halberd wounds (several of them instantly fatal) really being all that is mortal of King Richard III.