Friends, family pay tribute to Dr. Jack Kevorkian
TROY, MI –
Friends and family of the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian have remembered him as a courageous champion of physician-assisted suicide at a memorial service in suburban Detroit.
More than 150 people attended the public service Friday at a cemetery chapel in Troy. Kevorkian died in a hospital last week at age 83.
Standing behind her uncle's American flag-draped casket, Ava Janus told mourners that Kevorkian simply wanted the gravely-ill to have a choice over how they would die.
Kevorkian claimed he helped more than 130 people die before going to a Michigan prison for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of a man with Lou Gehrig's disease.