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Jack Kevorkian Hospitalized In Royal Oak

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian has been admitted to a Royal Oak hospital, where he is reportedly being treated for pneumonia and kidney problems.

Kevorkian’s friend and former attorney Mayer Morganroth told WWJ Newsradio 950 Kevorkian was briefly treated for kidney problems earlier this month.

Beaumont Hospital is not releasing any information.

Kevorkian, who will turn 83 next week, earned the nickname “Doctor Death” in the 1990’s when he admittedly assisted in the suicides of several terminally ill patients.

He  was convicted in 1999 and spent more than 8 years behind bars for the death of a Lou Gehrig’s disease patient — a suicide that was seen around the world on “60 Minutes”.

Last year, actor Al Pacino was awarded an Emmy for his role as Kevorkian in the hit HBO movie, “You Don’t Know Jack”.

Stay with WWJ for the latest.

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