Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who became known as “Dr. Death” for his work performing assisted suicides for terminally ill patients, died early this morning at the age of 83. With his advocacy for suicide, most thought that’s how he’d go, yet he didn’t. BUT his lawyer tells TMZ he WOULD HAVE if he had the strength to do it. I never knew too much about this guy but I do remember by grandmother being him for Halloween one year so I knew he was some kind of bad guy. LOL! Read details after the jump.


During a news conference moments ago, his lawyer Geoffrey Feiger explained, “I think had he been able to go home, Jack would have not allowed himself to go back to the hospital.”

The cause of Kevorkian’s death was not released, but he had reportedly been suffering from kidney and respiratory problems.

Feiger continued, “The circumstances were such that he was so weak he could not get out of the hospital, he was primarily sleeping most of the time.”