Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies

June 3, 2011 By:
Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died early Friday morning after suffering from kidney and heart ailments. He was 83.

“Dr. Death” has assisted many people's suicide, but it was his time to go. He did not want to be placed on life support , according to his attorney.

His niece, Ava Janus, was by his side at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., at the time of death .

She told the Free Press: "It was peaceful, he didn't feel a thing."

The controversial doc was an advocate for assisted suicide for the terminally ill and was even convicted of second-degree murder in 1999, but he didn't believe there was anything wrong with what he was doing.

Dr. Kevorkian assisted around 130 terminally ill patients in their deaths during the '90s until he was found guilty of second-degree murder.

If you guys recall, Al Pacino actually won an Emmy last year for his portrayal as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film, You Don't Know Jack. If you haven't seen the film, you should consider watching it because it was a great movie.

RIP Dr. Kevorkian!