- Name: Jack Kevorkian
- Born: 05/26/1928
- Died: 06/03/2011 (83 years old)
- Occupation: Pathologist
Jack Kevorkian (//; born Murad Jacob Kevorkian; Armenian: Մուրատ Յակոբ Գեւորգեան; May 26, 1928– June 3, 2011) was an American pathologist, euthanasia proponent, and convicted murderer. He publicly championed a terminal patient’s right to die by physician-assisted suicide, embodied in his quote “Dying is not a crime”. Kevorkian claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients, to that end. He was often portrayed in the media with the name of “Dr. Death“. There was support for his cause, and he helped set the platform for reform.
Birth Name: Murad Jacob Kevorkian
Alias: Murad Jacob Kevorkian
Birth Place: Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Death Place: Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
Jack Kevorkian quotes :
I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.Jack Kevorkian
A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today. It's a business.Jack Kevorkian
The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death.Jack Kevorkian
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.Jack Kevorkian
I hate to say this, but I'll repeat it: After death, all we know that you do is stink.Jack Kevorkian
I'm trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities, and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.Jack Kevorkian
As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.Jack Kevorkian
I don't enjoy good food. I don't enjoy flashy cars. I don't care if I live in a dump. I don't enjoy good clothes. This is the best I've dressed in months.Jack Kevorkian
There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I'm not a criminal. The parole board knows I'm not a criminal. The judge knows I'm not a criminal.Jack Kevorkian