Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dr. Death Has Left the Building


Dr. Jack Kevorkian is dead.  I was hoping to get an interview with him, but I guess I was a day late and a dollar short.  I contacted his lawyer a couple of months ago and never received a response.  But, this silence is fairly typical when trying to interview people about death.  So, this confirms to me that I'm not going to go the "big name" route with my book.  It's simply going to be a memoir about my experience and the people I met along the way.  I may even self publish.  Oh, the horror! 

I don't really have any feelings about Kevorkian's death.  I didn't know him.  All I know is that he was passionate about end of life issues and people either loved or hated him.  I think he was an important figure of our times and I would put money on it that more states are going to legalize death with dignity acts like they have in Washington and Oregon.

Rest in peace Dr. Death.
 

3 comments:

  1. I hope he passed peacefully. He was a pioneer, at least in the United States.

    I think a personal-experience story is the way to go. Anyone can tell us what the big names say. Only you can truly tell your story.

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  2. I can understand the controversy surrounding Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian. I have to admit I didn't know much about him at the time and when I read more about him I found out that his license to practice medicine was revoked back in like 1991 so even though he was helping those who were diagnosed with terminal illnesses to die, he was NOT a doctor anymore. I do find his quote: "dying is not a crime" to be very provocative but I do not condone his actions. Interestingly enough I also read "Dr. Death" was a decent artist and musician, who knew?

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  3. I had no idea he died. The pitfalls of having no TV stations. Hey, I may self publish, too. So don't be so hard on yourself. It is not as taboo as it used to be.

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