‘Dr. Death’ Dies

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June 3, 2011 | 11:45am EST

Controversial assisted suicide advocate Jack ‘Dr. Death’ Kevorkian has died at the age of 83.
Kevorkian, who was known for his work helping terminally ill patients, passed away at a hospital in Michigan on Friday after suffering heart and kidney problems.

The doctor is believed to have been involved in more than 100 deaths in the 1990s, and in 1999 he was convicted of second-degree murder after he sent a videotape of himself performing an assisted suicide to producers of a TV show.

Kevorkian’s sensational story was turned into an HBO film called You Don’t Know Jack, starring Al Pacino as the medic in a role which won the actor an Emmy award and a Golden Globe.