He became known to the world as “Dr. Death.” His first so-called “medicide” happened in the Detroit area in 1990.
From that point, Michigan pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian became the best-known face of the right-to-die movement. He assisted in the suicides of over 100 terminally ill people between 1990 and 1998.
He died in 2011 at age 83.
Now, Kevorkian’s papers are open to the public at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library.