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.