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A Lesson in How to Die

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Kelly Johnson during his time as Executive Director of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in the 1980s. (Courtesy Kelly Johnson)

Kelly Johnson’s last days were his final act. He was a Bay Area musician, a dancer, a vaudeville act — a performer for life. Johnson used the End of Life Option Act that has been law in California since June 2016. The decision to end one’s life has always been controversial. But not for Johnson, who choreographed every last little detail to the end.

Guest: Arash Malekzadeh, director of “A Dance With Death: The Final Days of Kelly Johnson”

Read more about Kelly Johnson and watch a short version of the film, A Dance With Death: The Final Days of Kelly Johnson.


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