More famously known as Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian passed away on June 3rd, 2011, one week after his 83rd birthday and as a result of a long-term fight against kidney cancer. He was best known for publicly championing a terminal patient’s right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he said he assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said “dying is not a crime”.
Whether readers agreed with his methods or not, his death does hit hard for both sides of the euthanasia debate. I personally found the ethics and moral debates related to this topic fascinating, so I must say I did follow his career to a certain extent.
If you would like to learn more about Kevorkian, I can recommend a great movie starring Al Pacino as Dr. Death himself. The title is “You don’t know Jack.” And if YOU don’t know Jack, you NEED to see this movie.