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Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Dies from Blood Clot

Posted Jun 3, 2011 8:27 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Right-to-die advocate Jack Kevorkian has died from a blood clot at the age of 83.

His lawyer, Mayer Morganroth, says Kevorkian died when a blood clot broke from his leg and became lodged in his heart, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Death came naturally” to Kevorkian, the Free Press says. He was hospitalized in Royal Oak, Mich., for kidney and heart problems when he died.

Kevorkian spent eight years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in 1999 for aiding the suicide of a man with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was acquitted in three other cases.

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