Famous People Who Died Of 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!

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 1 Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: September 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stone Town, Tanzania
Died: November 24, 1991
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 Eazy-E

Eazy-E.
19
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Compton, California
Died: March 26, 1995
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 3 Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov.
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Novelist, Professor
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992

 4 Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: July 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 6, 1993

 5 Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winnetka
Died: October 2, 1985
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 6 Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: November 18, 1986
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 7 Liberace

Liberace.
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4, 1987
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 8 Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins
1
Famous As: Film actor, Film director, Singer, Screenwriter, Stage actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 12, 1992
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 9 Halston

Halston
3
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer, Costume designer
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines
Died: March 26, 1990

 10 Robert Reed

Robert Reed
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: May 12, 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 11 Keith Haring

Keith Haring.
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: American artist
Birthdate: May 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reading
Died: February 16, 1990

 12 Denholm Elliott

Denholm Elliott.
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ealing, London
Died: October 6, 1992

 13 Howard Rollins

Howard Rollins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 8, 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist, Painter, Costume designer, LGBT rights activist
Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northwood
Died: February 19, 1994

 15 Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev.
2
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet Dancer & Choreographer
Birthdate: March 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia
Died: January 6, 1993

 16 Sylvester

Sylvester
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: December 16, 1988

 17 Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shipley, England
Died: November 14, 1991

 18 Paul Shenar

Paul Shenar.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 11, 1989
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 19 Roy Cohn

Roy Cohn.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 2, 1986
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 20 Peter Allen

Peter Allen
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: February 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 18, 1992

 21 Ofra Haza

Ofra Haza
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Died: February 23, 2000

 22 Pedro Zamora

Pedro Zamora
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: February 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: November 11, 1994

 23 Howard Ashman

Howard Ashman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film score composer
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: March 14, 1991

 24 Kevin Peter Hall

Kevin Peter Hall
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: April 10, 1991
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)

 25 Kenny Everett

Kenny Everett.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seaforth, Lancashire, England
Died: April 4, 1995
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 26 Brad Davis

Brad Davis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Died: September 8, 1991

 27 Dan Hartman

Dan Hartman
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: March 22, 1994

 28 Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: March 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth
Died: May 30, 1986

 29 Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson
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Famous As: Scottish actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: January 6, 1990

 30 Steve Rubell

Steve Rubell.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: July 25, 1989

 31 Tim Richmond

Tim Richmond
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 13, 1989

 32 Dack Rambo

Dack Rambo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Earlimart, California, United States
Died: March 21, 1994

 33 Frank Silva

Frank Silva
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: September 13, 1995
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 Tina Chow

Tina Chow
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lakeview
Died: January 24, 1992

 35 Leonard Frey

Leonard Frey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 24, 1988

 36 Marcelino Sánchez

Marcelino Sánchez
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Died: November 21, 1986

 37 Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: January 18, 1989
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 Glenn Burke

Glenn Burke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: May 30, 1995

 39 Leigh Bowery

Leigh Bowery
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Dancer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sunshine
Died: December 31, 1994

 40 Allan Bloom

Allan Bloom.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Died: October 7, 1992

 41 Nkosi Johnson

Nkosi Johnson
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daveytown, South Africa
Died: June 1, 2001

 42 Max Robinson

Max Robinson
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 20, 1988

 43 Franco Moschino

Franco Moschino
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: February 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abbiategrasso, Lombardy, Italy
Died: September 18, 1994

 44 Félix González-Torres

Félix González-Torres
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Famous As: Visual Artist
Birthdate: November 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guáimaro, Cuba
Died: January 9, 1996

 45 Michael Peters

Michael Peters
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: August 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: August 29, 1994

 46 Cazuza

Cazuza
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Poet, Writer
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: July 7, 1990

 47 Nestor Almendros

Nestor Almendros
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: March 4, 1992

 48 Esteban de Jesús

Esteban de Jesús
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: May 12, 1989
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 David Wojnarowicz

David Wojnarowicz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Photographer, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: September 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Red Bank
Died: July 22, 1992

 50 Dambudzo Marechera

Dambudzo Marechera
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rusape, Zimbabwe
Died: August 18, 1987