Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011) was an Armenian-American pathologist, right-to-die activist, painter, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient’s right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said that "dying is not a crime".
Between 1990 and 1998, Kevorkian assisted in the deaths of 130 terminally ill people.
Beginning in 1999 Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on parole on June 1, 2007, on condition that he would not offer suicide advice to any other person.
An oil painter and a jazz musician, Kevorkian marketed limited quantities of his visual and musical artwork to the public.
Jack Kevorkian Cause of Death
Jack Kevorkian was hospitalized for pneumonia and a kidney-related ailment. He died when a blood clot broke from his leg and became lodged in his heart.
Jack Kevorkian : Dr. Death – "I Am Honest And Is There A God ?"
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