Jack Kevorkian, the physician also known as "Dr. Death" for his murder conviction in 1999, met his own death early Friday morning. Kavorkian was convicted of murder after broadcasting a video of himself injecting an ALS patient with a lethal dose of medication with the patient's consent. Kavorkian himself admitted to assisting 130 people end their lives. He was applauded by right to die groups and condemned by much of the public and the law.
Kavorkian was paroled in 2007 for decline in health. The next year, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress.Kavorkian was hospitalized in Detroit last month for pneumonia and kidney problems. According to his friend, he died early Friday morning in a Detroit area hospital.