Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian Dead at 83


Jack Kevorkian, the nation's most prominent advocate for doctor-assisted suicide, died this morning.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Kevorkian, 83, died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak [Michigan], where he had been hospitalized with kidney and heart problems.

His attorney, Mayer Morganroth, said it appears Kevorkian suffered a pulmonary thrombosis when a blood clot from his leg broke free and lodged in his heart.

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