â€œIt was peaceful. He didnâ€™t feel a thing,â€ his lawyer, Mayer Morganroth, told The Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Kevorkian, an 83-year-old retired pathologist, had been hospitalized for pneumonia and kidney problems.
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, wearing blue sweater, standing next to his attorney Mayer Morganroth, far right, addresses the media after walking out of the Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Mich., Friday, June 1, 2007. Behind Kevorkian are paralegal Sarah Tucker and attorney Jeffrey Morganroth. Kevorkian, the retired pathologist dubbed 'Dr. Death' after claiming he had participated in at least 130 assisted suicides, left prison after eight years Friday still believing people have the right to die. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, pool)
The trials of Jack Kevorkian
An official cause of death has not been determined, but Mr. Morganroth said it likely will be pulmonary thrombosis.
â€œI had seen him earlier and he was conscious,â€ Mr. Morganroth told The Associated Press, adding that the two spoke about Mr. Kevorkianâ€™s pending release from the hospital and planned start of rehabilitation. â€œThen I left and he took a turn for the worst and I went back.â€ LINKY