On June 3, 2011, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, dubbed “Doctor Death,” passed away. He was the first American doctor to aggressively advocate for physician-assisted suicide. He assisted many terminally ill individuals die, using an unconventional method– homemade suicide machines. He was eventually convicted of second-degree murder in 1999 (when he represented himself). PBS has an informative timeline that traces his life and work as a crusader in this controversial area at http://goo.gl/HfoQaK. In addition, HBO is showing a movie now about him, and the legal challenges he faced– You Don’t Know Jack. CNN has an informative article, Physician-Assisted Suicide Fast Facts. It summarizes the various state laws in this area at http://goo.gl/1veZJJ.