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"Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian, dies at 83

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian poses at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Dr. Jack Kevorkian poses at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian is handcuffed by Oakland County Sheriff deputies after being sentenced in his murder trial in Pontiac, April 13, 1999 after Judge Jessica Cooper sentenced Kevorkian to 10-25 years in prison for the second-degree murder conviction for fatally injecting terminally-ill Thomas Youk. Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist who put assisted suicide on the world's medical ethics stage, died in the early morning hours of...more

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is handcuffed by Oakland County Sheriff deputies after being sentenced in his murder trial in Pontiac, April 13, 1999 after Judge Jessica Cooper sentenced Kevorkian to 10-25 years in prison for the second-degree murder conviction for fatally injecting terminally-ill Thomas Youk. Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist who put assisted suicide on the world's medical ethics stage, died in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011, said his lawyer Mayer Morganroth. Kevorkian, 83, died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart problems. REUTERS/Pool

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