Dr Jack Kevorkian

DR KEVORKIAN’S ART IS THE STUFF OF MARILYN MANSON’S DREAMS

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We were huge fans of the brilliant and forward-thinking Dr Jack Kevorkian, who defended the right of each American to choose the timing of their own death. He assisted the terminally ill to end their own suffering, and was sentenced to eight years in prison for doing so. Did you know he was nominated for a Nobel Prize? He was also an artist, and Gallerie Sparta on Sunset Strip has the last 12 paintings that Dr Kevorkian completed. They’re somewhat reminiscent of Salvador Dali, and will certainly be worth a lot of money one day. After this exhibit the unsold paintings will be donated to the Smithsonian Museum. (Attention Marilyn Manson: The “Thanatron” suicide machine is also on exhibit!)

Photo: Jim Steinfeldt

THE LATE DR JACK KERVORKIAN: HE WAS OUR KIND OF GUY

One of our heroes died today. Dr Jack Kevorkian, 83, passed away quietly after being in a Michigan hospital for two weeks with heart and kidney disease. His lawyer said that Jack would have preferred assisted suicide but he was too weak to go home. Kevorkian spend eight years in jail for defending his belief that assisted suicide with help from a medical professional should be a civil right. He mocked politicians and religious leaders who denounced him. When he got out of jail he admitted he could have been a bit more diplomatic in his right to die campaign. Fortunately he lived long enough to see Al Pacino star in his life story for HBO called “You Don’t Know Jack. ” Someday he’ll be recognized as a pioneer in human medical rights.

AL PACINO: THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO CROSS A STREET

Above, Al Pacino is lecturing his son Anton on the safe way to cross a street in Beverly Hills. Al’s HBO movie “You Don’t Know Jack,” which is the story of Dr Jack Kevorkian, the crusader for medically assisted suicide dubbed “Dr Death,” has been getting rave reviews. Apparently Pacino captured the Doctor’s voice and persona to perfection. Barry Levinson is the director and Variety called the movie “to die for.” Even Dr Kevorkian himself had tears in his eyes at the premier in New York. Jack Kevorkian happens to be a personal hero of ours. Don’t miss the premier on HBO, April 24.

GUESS WHO’S STARRING AS DR JACK KEVORKIAN IN THE HBO MOVIE?

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Dr Jack Kevorkian has long been one of our heroes, and we’re delighted to see that HBO is making a TV movie of his life starring Al Pacino, frivolously titled “You don’t know Jack.” (We love Al, but we hope he doesn’t ham it up too much.) Dr Kevorkian’s courageous and logical support for the right to die for terminally ill people earned him 8 undeserved years in prison. A glaring injustice. Hopefully this prestigious TV movie directed by Barry Levinson and costarring Susan Sarandon and John Goodman will open a few eyes on this battle to legalize doctor assisted suicide. We’re grateful that 81 year old Jack Kevorkian is still around to see this movie happen.

NICE TO SEE DR JACK KEVORKIAN BACK IN ACTION

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We were SO happy to hear that Dr Jack Kevorkian,79, is planning to run for congress in Michigan. It was a great injustice when Dr Jack, a right to die advocate, had to spend eight years in prison for his progressive ideas and involvement in assisted suicide. He believes in PERSONAL FREEDOM, and we do too. Apparently some religions do not. We urge Michigan residents to get out and vote for this courageous man. Maybe he’ll drag congress into the 21st century.