Jack Kevorkian Dead at Age 83

The Takeaway

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday morning at age 83. He was in a Michigan hospital. Known as “Dr. Death,” Kevorkian was an outspoken advocate for assisted suicide and said that he had been responsible for helping 130 people commit suicide. He was a controversial figure. In March 1999, he was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in a maximum security prison. Joe Swickard, reporter for The Detroit Free Press talks about his legacy.

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