Jack Kevorkian Died

NEW YORK - JUNE 24: Film subject Dr. Jack Kevorkian takes part in a Q&A following the HBO Documentary Screening Of "Kevorkian" at HBO Theater on June 24, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO) Photo: Michael Loccisano/2010 Getty Images

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]