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Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian ( /kɛˈvɔrkiːɛn/; born May 26, 1928) is an Armenian-American pathologist, right-to-die activist, painter, composer, instrumentalist, and convicted murderer. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claims to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said that "dying is not a crime." Beginning in 1999 Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. Dr. Kevorkian passed away  June 3, 2011.  He was 83 years old.

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Kevorkian Did NOT Kill Himself ... But Would Have

Kevorkian Did NOT Kill Himself ... But Would Have

Dr. Kevorkian did not end his life early ... but he WOULD HAVE if he had the strength to do it ... this according to Kevorkian's longtime lawyer Geoffrey Fieger. During a news conference moments… READ MORE >

Jack Kevorkian Dies

Jack Kevorkian Dies

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who became known as Dr. Death for his work performing assisted suicides for terminally ill patients, died early Friday morning. He was 83.According to his lawyer, Kevorkian… READ MORE >

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