Jack Kevorkian: ‘Doctor Death’ dies in US aged 83

first_imgHealthLifestyle Jack Kevorkian: ‘Doctor Death’ dies in US aged 83 by: – June 3, 2011 Kevorkian had claimed to have assisted in some 130 suicides between 1990 and 1998Jack Kevorkian, the man known as “Dr Death” for helping the terminally ill end their lives, has died in the US aged of 83, his lawyer has said.Mayer Morganroth told the Associated Press news agency Kevorkian died on Friday at Michigan’s Beaumont Hospital.Kevorkian died after a blood clot from his leg broke free and lodged in his heart, the Detroit Free Press reported.He was believed to have assisted in 130 suicides and was released from prison in 2007, after serving eight years.Murder convictionKevorkian was originally given a 10-25 year sentence for a second-degree murder conviction in the death of terminally ill Thomas Youk.But the former pathologist later won an appeal based on his own failing health and served only eight years.He told the BBC in 2007 he had no regrets for conducting assisted suicides.“I knew what I was doing… I accepted the consequences because I had to do the right thing,” he said.Kevorkian had claimed to have assisted in some 130 suicides mostly in the Detroit area between 1990 and 1998.Many assisted suicides were conducted using his so-called mercy machine, which delivered lethal amounts of drugs intravenously.BBC News Sharing is caring! 21 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img

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