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Dr. Kevorkian's "Dark" Paintings Hitting the Auction Block

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Jack Kevorkian's paintings, famous blue sweater and infamous suicide machine will be auctioned off in New York City on Oct. 28 at the New York Institute of Technology.

The assisted-suicide advocate, who died last June at the age of 83, is best remembered for his controversial role in helping at least 130 terminally ill patients end their lives.

Appraiser David Streets, who is coordinating the auction, told ABC  that at least 13 paintings would be up for grabs.

"They are dark and beautiful, a cross between Edgar Allen Poe and Salvador Dali, and very reflective of Kevorkian's life," Streets said. The proceeds from the auction will go to Kevorkian's sole heir -- his niece -- and the charity Kicking Cancer for Kids.

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