His attorney, Mayer Morganroth, said it appears Kevorkian suffered a pulmonary thrombosis when a blood clot from his leg broke free and lodged in his heart. With Kevorkian was his niece Ava Janus and Morganroth. "It was peaceful, he didn't feel a thing," Morganroth said. Morganroth said there were no artificial attempts to keep Kevorkian alive and no plans for a memorial.
He invented a "suicide machine" (shown in this photo) to help the terminally ill end their lives.
Below, one of the tracks from his album Kevorkian Suite: Very Still Life, which you can buy online.
Photo (Reuters): In 2008, Kevorkian announces he is running as Independent for a seat in the US Congress.
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