Jack “Dr. Death” Kevorkian was a pathologist before he was legally forbidden to practice medicine.
Jack Kevorkian is best known for publicly advocating for a terminal patient’s right to die via physician assisted suicide.
Kevorkian served and eight year prison sentence for second degree murder, and was released on parole on June 1, 2007.
Tried numerous times for assisting suicides, Kevorkian was gaining public support for his cause, as evidenced by the defeat of Oakland County prosecutor Richard Thompson by David Gorcyca in the Republican primary.
Kevorkian gave his largest public lecture since his release from prison on January 15, 2008, speaking to a crowd of 4,867 people at the University of Florida.