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Dr. Kevorkian Assists In 41st Suicide

A North Carolina psychiatrist with colon cancer became the 41st person to die with help from Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who drove up to an emergency room Sunday night and said he had someone in the car.

The body of Richard Faw, 71, of Wilson, N.C., was taken to the Beaumont Medical Center in Michigan, Kevorkian’s attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, said in the opening of a speech at Boston’s Northeastern University.

Kevorkian arrived at the hospital about 6 p.m. and told a security guard he had someone in the car. He told the emergency physician on duty that the man had had no vital signs for 45 minutes so there was no attempt to resuscitate, said hospital spokeswoman Yvette Monet.

Kevorkian has acknowledged assisting in at least 41 suicides since 1990.