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Kevorkian Aids in Suicide, Lawyer Says

September 30, 1996| Reuters

BOSTON — Dr. Jack Kevorkian attended another suicide Sunday, that of a 71-year-old psychiatrist who was suffering from colon cancer, Kevorkian's attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, said.

Fieger told a university lecture audience in Boston that Dr. Richard Faw of Wilson, N.C., was pronounced dead at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., about 7 p.m. Sunday. Fieger described Faw as a general practitioner and psychiatrist whose colon cancer had spread to other organs.

Kevorkian, a retired pathologist, has publicly acknowledged attending 41 deaths, including Sunday's, since beginning his assisted-suicide crusade in 1990.

Fieger made the announcement as he began an address on the morality of physician-assisted suicide before a gathering at Northeastern University.

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