On Saturday night, HBO presents a biopic about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who is a strident champion for doctor-assisted suicide.......
DR. JACK KEVORKIAN
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"You Don't Know Jack"
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Jack Kevorkian (born May 26, 1928) is an American-Armenian pathologist, right-to-die activist, painter, composer, and instrumentalist. He is most noted for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claims to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said that "dying is not a crime."
Between 1999 and 2007, Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on parole on June 1, 2007, due to good behavior.