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Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies at 83, A Doctor Who Helped End Lives.

The Times’ obituary for Dr. Kevorkian, a man who was known as a hero to some and a villain to others.

By Keith Schneider via The New York Times

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the medical pathologist who willfully helped dozens of terminally ill people end their lives, becoming the central figure in a national drama surrounding assisted suicide, died on Friday in Royal Oak., Mich. He was 83.

He died at William Beaumont Hospital, where he had been admitted recently with kidney and respiratory problems, said Geoffrey N. Fieger, the lawyer who represented Dr. Kevorkian in several of his trials in the 1990s.


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