Talk:Jack Kevorkian

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Temporal arteritis[edit]

I do not think that "hardening of the arteries" is a good description of temporal arteritis which is an autoimmune-associated inflammation of the temporal and nearby arteries. Could we just remove the description and link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_arteritis ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.17.198.247 (talk) 14:00, 29 May 2007

Mother’s death[edit]

I am flabbergasted that the article does not mention his mother’s role in his crusade. The whole reason I came to the page today was to learn more about it, and was shocked to see there was nothing about it at all. His mother died a slow, painful death from abdominal cancer, which is why he devoted himself to relieving terminally ill patients in the first place. That definitely needs to be in the article; someone with more information should add that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Synetech (talkcontribs) 18:54, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Lead section[edit]

I strongly disagree with listing things like musician and artist in the lead because it goes against MOS:BLPLEAD which says "The lead sentence should describe the person as he or she is commonly described in reliable sources. The notable position(s) or role(s) the person held should usually be stated in the opening paragraph. However, avoid overloading the lead paragraph with various sundry roles; instead, emphasize what made the person notable. Incidental and non-notable roles (i.e. activities that are not integral to the person's notability) should usually not be mentioned in the lead paragraph" He is notable for right to die actions and advocacy. His art career has nothing to do with him being notable. JDDJS (talk) 18:44, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

As the MOS states: It is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. The Banner talk 19:17, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Okay. Why would this be an exception? JDDJS (talk) 20:10, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm going to make a bold change. If you want to add something back, please add a reliable source that refers to him as such. Thanks, LK (talk) 02:40, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, this stuff doesn't belong in the lead section at all, but a "In private life" section or the like; music and art have nothing whatsoever to do with Kevorkian's notability. See also WP:NOTOBITUARY.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  03:26, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Totally agree with SMcCandlish and JDDJS. The sentence even admits that his artwork and music were only in limited release, hardly something notable. --Khajidha (talk) 15:33, 23 September 2017 (UTC)