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    Kevorkian, doctor made famous for physician-assisted suicide, dies

    Jack Kevorkian, the doctor made famous by his advocacy of patients’ right to die, has himself passed away. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but is expected to be related to a blood clot. Kevorkian was 83.

    Kevorkian made headlines in the ’90s when he began publicizing his belief in doctor-assisted suicide for patients seeking to end their suffering, and was convicted of second-degree murder in 1999.

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