Friday, June 3, 2011

Jack Kevorkian – Doctor Death dies at last

Jack Kevorkian, the assisted suicide promoter dubbed 'Dr Death', has died in hospital subsequently a short struggle against pneumonia and kidney problems.

The US pathologist had been confessed to hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, for two weeks having kidney and heart problems, said Mayer Morganroth, Kevorkian's attorney and friend.

Kevorkian, who asserted to have backed in at least 130 suicides, used up eight years in imprison for the murder of a man whose videotaped assisted suicide was aired on countrywide television.

Released in 2007, he told CNN in an interview last year: "I have no apologizes, not at all".
Kevorkian was focused on death and dying long before he became a destructive supporter of assisted suicide, crossing Michigan in the rusty Volkswagen van that carried a drug-delivery device he had made to assist ill people end their lives.

He initiated his assisted-suicide movement in 1990, permitting an Alzheimer's patient to kill herself by the "suicide machine." Kevorkian target Michigan investigators four times before a jury convicted him in 1999 of second-degree murder.

He was offender after a CBS News program telecasted viewing a video of Kevorkian organizing deadly drugs to a 52-year-old man suffering from devastating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

The USA-born Kevorkian re-entered in common life after he left imprison, giving rare speeches and running for Congress ineffectively in 2008.

An HBO documentary on his real life "Kevorkian" and a movie "You Don't Know Jack" starring Al Pacino brought him back into the news last year.


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