Jack Kevorkian Died


Assisted-suicide activist Jack Kevorkian, who was released from prison in 2007 after serving eight years for second-degree murder, died today in a Michigan hospital. He was 83. Best known for helping 130 terminally ill people painlessly kill themselves, Kevorkian promised to no longer advise people on suicide as a term of his parole. According to his lawyer, it appears that he “suffered a pulmonary thrombosis when a blood clot from his leg broke free and lodged in his heart.” When he died, the lawyer added, “he didn’t feel a thing.”

Dr. Jack Kevorkian dead at 83 [CNN]