Dr. Jack Kevorkian, dubbed "Dr. Death" for his role in bringing assisted suicide to national attention, has died at age 83. Kevorkian was charged with murder several times in the 90's for his role in assisting terminally ill patients end their lives. In 1999 he was finally convicted of second-degree murder; he was paroled in 2007.
The assisted-suicide advocate had been hospitalized in Michigan for pneumonia and a kidney-related ailment, his attorney has said.
Morganroth told the Detroit Free Press it appears Kevorkian suffered a pulmonary thrombosis when a blood clot from his leg broke free and lodged in his heart. With Kevorkian were his niece Ava Janus and Morganroth.
"It was peaceful," Morganroth told the paper. "He didn't feel a thing."