Take Two - A Statue for "Dr. Death?"
I doubt he would want a statue. His legacy, at best, may lie in the gratitude of the survivors of the 130 patients he assisted and the boost to palliative care as a better alternative to fear of suffering at the end.
-- Annette Prince
He too easily avoided the deeper philosophical question, "Who is my suffering neighbor and what is my responsibility to him/her?" in my thinking. Living with pain must be a hideous experience but there must be something besides killing the patient to deal with it. I'll pray for him--but I'll not be sending in money for a statue!!!
-- Rosemary Flanigan
Dr. Kevorkian was an unjustly maligned and punished man who performed a great humanitarian service.
-- D.J. Moss
Dr. Kevorkian’s Victims, Ross Douthat, New York Times, June 5, 2011
‘Dr. Death’ Jack Kevorkian dies at age 83, Sindya N. Bhanoo, Washington Post, June 5, 2011