Jack Kevorkian Hospitalized for Kidney Trouble

Enters hospital for second time in weeks
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 19, 2011 2:46 PM CDT
Dr. Jack Kevorkian arrives on the red carpet for the 68th annual Golden Globe awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is hospitalized with a kidney problem and pneumonia, the Detroit Free Press reports. It’s the second time in a matter of weeks that the kidney ailment has led to hospitalization. “Last night things flared up and we took him in,” his lawyer said, though today the right-to-die proponent, 82, who was imprisoned on a second-degree murder conviction in 1999, sounded “a little bit better.” Kevorkian has also grappled with heart trouble and hepatitis C.

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