Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The estate of the longtime Royal Oak resident and assisted suicide advocate, who died June 3, goes up for sale Oct. 28 in New York.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
When the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s belongings go up for auction later this month, his infamous "death machine" that he created in his Royal Oak apartment and his iconic blue cardigan sweater will be among the items. Kevorkian, who died June 3, was known throughout Royal Oak as Dr. Jack, and was remembered by the gallery owner who still sells his artwork and the hardware store owner who sold him parts for his assisted suicide device. Kevorkian’s estate has hired David W. Streets, a fine art and celebrity memorabilia appraiser based in Beverly Hills, CA, to coordinate an auction Kevorkian’s personal items and paintings, according to Streets’ website. The sale is scheduled for Oct. 28 at the New York Institute of Technology in New York with a…
Friday, June 10, 2011
About 150 people pay their last respects to the longtime Royal Oak resident and world famous assisted suicide advocate at a public memorial service Friday.
Jack Kevorkian was remembered Friday as much – if not more – for his intelligence, wit and many talents than his notoriety for helping 130 people kill themselves. Kevorkian died June 3 just days after turning 83 of a pulmonary embolism while hospitalized at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, where he'd been treated for respiratory issues. Family, friends and dozens of supporters who were unknown to Kevorkian gathered at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy to honor the longtime Royal Oak resident who one called "a hero." Neal Nicol of Waterford was friends with Kevorkian for 50 years. “I personally have lost a friend of five decades,” he said. "He managed to touch thousands of lives around the world ... I'm glad one of them was mine." …
Pennsylvania woman had hoped to meet the assisted suicide advocate and artist in Royal Oak this year to show him his 'Fever' painting that covers her back.
This morning a a public memorial service for Jack Kevorkian will take place at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, but a living tribute of sorts will carry on 575 miles away in Allentown, PA. Betsy Harron of Allentown, 30, has a tattoo of Kevorkian’s painting “Fever” that covers her entire back. Harron says the late pathologist was “the most influential person in her life.” She says her respect for him began in high school. Whenever she was ask to write a persuasive essay she chose to write about Kevorkian. “Any time we were assigned to debate an issue, I would write about him,” she said. "He had great personal integrity and dedication to his cause. He was not selfish. He never worried about what would happen to him.” In her sophomore year of …
Friday, June 3, 2011
The restaurants, shops and library that Kevorkian frequented say they will miss the quirky, understated gentleman who called Royal Oak home.
The rest of the world knew him as Dr. Death, but to residents of Royal Oak, he was "that quirky gentleman" who was quiet and unimposing. To friends he was just "Jack." Upon learning Friday of the death of Jack Kevorkian, Royal Oak business owners and residents reacted with a sadness that was unique to the place Kevorkian called home. Art consultant Anne Kuffler was devastated by the news of Kevorkian's death. Kuffler is the artistic director of Ariana Gallery, the exclusive dealer of Kevorkian's art. Hers was one of the few galleries that would take his work, Kuffler said. "The other galleries were afraid," she said. "But I had a child who died a long, arduous death and I believed in Jack's cause." Kevorkian was also a frequent visitor …
Longtime resident was a lightning rod for controversy and a familiar face around town.
Assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian of Royal Oak died at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak this morning after being hospitalized with kidney, liver and respiratory problems off and on for several weeks. He was 83. Kevorkian first made headlines for his right-to-die stand in 1990 when he assisted in the death of Janet Adkins, who had Alzheimer’s disease. The former pathologist admitted to assisting in an estimated 130 deaths from 1990-98. More recently, he served eight years of a 10- to 25-year sentence in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease. He was released from prison in 2007 and returned to live in an apartment in Royal Oak, where he was frequently seen at his favorite restaurants and shops. …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Assisted suicide advocate and longtime Royal Oak resident is at Beaumont suffering from pneumonia and kidney problems, his attorney says.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian of Royal Oak is hospitalized with pneumonia, kidney problems and some other undisclosed ailments, according to his attorney. Kevorkian, whose 83rd birthday is next week, was rushed to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak last night, attorney and longtime friend Mayer Morganroth told The Detroit News today. "He was in there a couple of weeks ago for four days," Morganroth told The News. "He had a relapse and was feeling weak." Kevorkian first made headlines for his right-to-die stand in 1990 when he assisted in the death of Janet Adkins, a 54-year-old Portland, OR, woman with Alzheimer's disease. Kevorkian used his "suicide machine" in his 1968 Volkswagen van in Groveland Oaks Park near Holly, MI. …