Here's the names of the famous people whose lives were claimed by the deadly HIV/ AIDS.

Even though it’s been decades since AIDS surfaced the earth, it still remains as one of the frightening realities that the world just can’t cope with. There was a time when it was believed that AIDS would affect only a certain kind of people. But as the years flew by, it has proven that it shows no bias and will strike anyone with no discrimination when it comes to race or sexuality. Initially considered a stigma that needed to keep the victim aloof, now it is more open for acceptance and space to learn to live with the disease without the fear of disapproval from the masses. Now with a boom in technology, people have a better understanding and approach toward this life-altering disease and have even gone to spread awareness about its gravity. There are a number of agencies that are even related to the government that work tirelessly to support advocacy efforts that will help both the victims and the general public about HIV and AIDS. This gruesome disease didn’t spare the lives of the artists and game-changers in Hollywood either! Legendary singer Freddie Mercury fell victim to HIV which claimed his life at the age of 45. American actor Rock Hudson, model Gia Carangi, author Isaac Asimov, and singer/actor Antony Perkins are some of the many who succumbed to this deadly disease. Keep reading and you will probably be blown away by the number of artists you never knew were affected by HIV!
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

British

Virgo

Eazy-EEazy-E
(Rapper)

07 September 1963

26 March 1995

Compton

American

Virgo

LiberaceLiberace
(Pianist)

16 May 1919

04 February 1987

West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

American

Taurus

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
(Writer, Professor)

02 January 1920

06 April 1992

Petrovichi, Russian SFSR

American

Capricorn

Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault
(French philosopher)

15 October 1926

25 June 1984

Poitiers

French

Libra

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
(Actor)

17 November 1925

02 October 1985

Winnetka

American

Scorpio

Keith HaringKeith Haring
(American artist)

04 May 1958

16 February 1990

Reading

American

Taurus

Ryan WhiteRyan White

06 December 1971

08 April 1990

Kokomo, Indiana, United States

American

Sagittarius

Arthur AsheArthur Ashe
(Tennis Player)

10 July 1943

06 February 1993

Richmond

American

Cancer

Rudolf NureyevRudolf Nureyev
(Ballet Dancer & Choreographer)

17 March 1938

06 January 1993

Irkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Austrian

Pisces

Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
(Choreographer)

05 January 1931

01 December 1989

Rogers, Texas, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Allan BloomAllan Bloom
(Philosopher)

14 September 1930

07 October 1992

Indianapolis

American

Virgo

Anthony PerkinsAnthony Perkins
(Film actor, Film director, Singer, Screenwriter, Stage actor)

04 April 1932

12 September 1992

New York City

American

Aries

Gregory ScarpaGregory Scarpa
(Criminal)

08 May 1928

04 June 1994

Brooklyn

American

Taurus

Gia CarangiGia Carangi
(Model)

29 January 1960

18 November 1986

Philadelphia

American

Aquarius

Kenny EverettKenny Everett
(Radio personality)

25 December 1944

04 April 1995

Seaforth, Merseyside

British

Capricorn

Klaus NomiKlaus Nomi
(Vocalizer)

24 January 1944

06 August 1983

Immenstadt, Germany

German

Aquarius

Tony RichardsonTony Richardson
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor)

05 June 1928

14 November 1991

Shipley

British

Gemini

Ofra HazaOfra Haza
(Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter)

19 November 1957

23 February 2000

Tel Aviv

Israeli

Scorpio

Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist, Painter, Costume designer, LGBT rights activist)

31 January 1942

19 February 1994

Northwood

British

Aquarius

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
(Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film score composer)

17 May 1950

14 March 1991

Baltimore

American

Taurus

Althea FlyntAlthea Flynt
(Publisher)

06 November 1953

27 June 1987

Marietta

American

Scorpio

HalstonHalston
(Fashion designer, Costume designer)

23 April 1932

26 March 1990

Des Moines

American

Taurus

Tina ChowTina Chow
(Model)

18 April 1950

24 January 1992

Lakeview

American

Aries

Perry EllisPerry Ellis
(Fashion designer)

03 March 1940

30 May 1986

Portsmouth

American

Pisces

Leigh BoweryLeigh Bowery
(Dancer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Model)

26 March 1961

31 December 1994

Sunshine

Australian

Aries

Michael BennettMichael Bennett
(choreographer, theatre director, music director)

08 April 1943

02 July 1987

Buffalo

American

Aries

Tim RichmondTim Richmond
(Racing driver)

07 June 1955

13 August 1989

Ashland

American

Gemini

Peter AllenPeter Allen
(Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Pianist)

10 February 1944

18 June 1992

Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia

Australian

Aquarius

David WojnarowiczDavid Wojnarowicz
(Photographer, Painter, Writer)

14 September 1954

22 July 1992

Red Bank

American

Virgo

Michael PetersMichael Peters
(Choreographer)

06 August 1948

29 August 1994

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Grethe RaskGrethe Rask
(physician, surgeon)

1930 AD

12 December 1977

Thisted

Danish

CazuzaCazuza
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Poet, Writer)

04 April 1958

07 July 1990

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian

Aries

Brad DavisBrad Davis
(Actor)

06 November 1949

08 September 1991

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

American

Scorpio

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