According to reports, the couple felt hopeless because their families did not approve of their marriage.
The woman who became the face of the right-to-die movement has taken her own life.
Sherri Muhzer, 43, has been housebound for 11 years due to her condition.
More than half of Americans continue to support physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients with less than six months to live, according to the Truven Health Analytics-NPR Health Poll.
The man who made the issue of assisted suicide a hot topic, continues to be hospitalized in Royal Oak.
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian has been admitted to a Royal Oak hospital, where he is reportedly being treated for pneumonia and kidney problems.