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

British

Eazy-EEazy-E
(Rapper)

07 September 1964

American

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
(Writer, Professor)

02 January 1920

American

LiberaceLiberace
(Pianist)

16 May 1919

American

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
(Actor)

17 November 1925

American

Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault
(French philosopher)

15 October 1926

French

Ryan WhiteRyan White

06 December 1971

American

Gia CarangiGia Carangi
(Model)

29 January 1960

American

Keith HaringKeith Haring
(American artist)

04 May 1958

American

Arthur AsheArthur Ashe
(Tennis Player)

10 July 1943

American

Rudolf NureyevRudolf Nureyev
(Ballet Dancer & Choreographer)

17 March 1938

Austrian

Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
(Choreographer)

05 January 1931

American

Allan BloomAllan Bloom
(Philosopher)

14 September 1930

American

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

04 April 1932

American

Kenny EverettKenny Everett
(Radio personality)

25 December 1944

British

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

05 June 1928

British

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

19 November 1957

Israeli

HalstonHalston
(Fashion designer, Costume designer)

23 April 1932

American

Klaus NomiKlaus Nomi
(Vocalizer)

24 January 1944

German

Perry EllisPerry Ellis
(Fashion designer)

03 March 1940

American

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

17 May 1950

American

Tim RichmondTim Richmond
(Racing driver)

07 June 1955

American

Tina ChowTina Chow
(Model)

18 April 1950

American

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

31 January 1942

British

Gregory ScarpaGregory Scarpa
(Criminal)

08 May 1928

American

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

26 March 1961

Australian

David WojnarowiczDavid Wojnarowicz
(Photographer, Painter, Writer)

14 September 1954

American

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

04 April 1958

Brazilian

Grethe RaskGrethe Rask
(physician, surgeon)

1930 AD

Danish

Michael PetersMichael Peters
(Choreographer)

06 August 1948

American

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

08 April 1943

American

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

10 February 1944

Australian

Brad DavisBrad Davis
(Actor)

06 November 1949

American