Dr. Jack Kevorkian, 83, died early Friday morning at Beaumont Hospital in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak. Cause of death was recorded as pulmonary thrombosis. He also had chronic kidney problems and pneumonia.
"Dr. Death" served an 8-year sentence for second-degree murder because of his work in physician-assisted suicide (hence the picture of him posing in a pillory). CNN provided these and other details.