Jack Kevorkian and the Right to Die | Retro Report | The New York Times
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, 1928-2011
Jack Kevorkian Dies, Leaves His Mark
Jack Kevorkian, Known As Dr. Death, Dies
Jack Kevorkian, Doctor who Brought Assisted Suicide to National Spotlight, Dies
Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian was an American pathologist and euthanasia proponent. 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 was often portrayed in the media with the name of "Dr. Death". There was support for his cause, and he helped set the platform for reform. He said, "Dying is not a crime".