Death of Jack Kevorkian

May 26, 1928 - June 3, 2011
Detroit, Michigan | Age 83

Assisted suicide advocate dies at age 83
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COREY WILLIAMS, The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Jack Kevorkian built his suicide machine with parts gathered from flea markets and stashed it in a rusty Volkswagen van.

But it was Kevorkian's audacious attitude that set him apart in the debate over doctor-assisted suicide. The retired pathologist who said he oversaw the deaths of 130 gravely ill people burned state orders against him, showed up at court in costume and dared authorities to stop him or make his actions...

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