Dr. Jack Kevorkian died without assistance at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan early this morning at the age of 83. Dr. Jack’s lawyer told the Detroit Free Press that a blood clot in his leg traveled north up to his heart and he died of a pulmonary thrombosis. He was never put on life support. Dr. Jack’s lawyer added that his death was peaceful and his niece (DUN DUN DUN) was with him at the time. There are no plans for a memorial.
As most of you know, Dr. Jack Kevorkian instantly became a controversial figure in the early 90s when he admitted to assisting the suicide of a terminally ill patient. Even though the government was on his ass hard, he still helped about 130 people commit suicide. After 60 Minutes showed a video of Dr. Jack giving a man with Lou Gehrig’s disease a fatal injection, he was charged with second-degree murder in 1999 and spent 8 long years in the clink.
Al Pacino won an Emmy last year for playing Dr. Jack in an HBO movie. And no, you’re not the only inappropriate eternal 12-year-old who is still giggling to yourself over the word “thrombosis.” We’ll be sitting outside of the principal’s office together.
Rest in peace, Dr. Jack.