‘Doctor Death’ Jack Kevorkian is Dead at 83


Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian has died, WDIV Detroit reports:

"Dr. Jack Kevorkian passed away early Friday morning at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Kevorkian died of pulmonary thrombosis around 2:30 a.m. He was 84-years-old (he was actually 83).  The retired pathologist had been hospitalized for the past few weeks...Kevorkian was released from a Michigan prison in 2007 after serving eight years for second-degree murder. He claims to have assisted in at least 130 suicides."

Adds the Detroit Free Press:

[Kevorkian's lawyer Mayer] Morganroth said there were no artificial attempts to keep Kevorkian alive. Morganroth said he doubts anyone will assume Kevorkian's role in assisted suicide: 'Who else would take those kind of risks?' Morganroth said there are no plans for a memorial."

Last April, Anderson Cooper sat down with the controversial doctor. 

Watch that interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted June 3, 2011 at 8:37am ETC by Andy Towle
in Deaths, News