Famous People Who Died Of AIDS.

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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
(One of the Greatest Rock Singers and the Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Freddie Mercury
174
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stone Town, Tanzania
Died: November 24, 1991
 2 
Eazy-E
(Rapper Known as the 'Godfather of Gangsta Rap')
Eazy-E
92
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: March 26, 1995
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Robert Reed
12
Birthdate: October 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: May 12, 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 4 
Robert Mapplethorpe
(American Photographer Best Known for His Black-And-White Photographs)
Robert Mapplethorpe
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Floral Park, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1989
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Halston
(Fashion Designer)
Halston
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: March 26, 1990
 6 
Howard Rollins
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 8, 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Sylvester
(Singer-songwriter)
Sylvester
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: December 16, 1988
 8 
Derek Jarman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist, Painter, Costume designer, LGBT rights activist)
Derek Jarman
1
Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northwood
Died: February 19, 1994
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Ofra Haza
(Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter)
Ofra Haza
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Died: February 23, 2000
 10 
Dan Hartman
(Singer)
Dan Hartman
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: March 22, 1994
 11 
Howard Ashman
(Playwright, Lyricist & Stage Director)
Howard Ashman
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 14, 1991
 12 
Paul Shenar
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Birthdate: February 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 11, 1989
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Pedro Zamora
(Cuban-American HIV/AIDS Activist and Reality TV Personality )
Pedro Zamora
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: November 11, 1994
 14 
Roy Cohn
(American Lawyer and Prosecutor)
Roy Cohn
15
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 2, 1986
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Kevin Peter Hall
8
Birthdate: May 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: April 10, 1991
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
 16 
Brad Davis
(Actor)
Brad Davis
5
Birthdate: November 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Died: September 8, 1991
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Ian Charleson
(Scottish actor)
Ian Charleson
1
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: January 6, 1990
 18 
Steve Rubell
(Entrepreneur)
Steve Rubell
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: July 25, 1989
 19 
Kenny Everett
(Comedian)
Kenny Everett
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Birthdate: December 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seaforth, Lancashire, England
Died: April 4, 1995
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Dack Rambo
(Actor)
Dack Rambo
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Earlimart, California, United States
Died: March 21, 1994
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Peter Allen
(Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Pianist)
Peter Allen
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 18, 1992
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Perry Ellis
(Fashion designer)
Perry Ellis
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: May 30, 1986
 23 
Frank Silva
3
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: September 13, 1995
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Klaus Nomi
(German Countertenor Known for His Wide Vocal Range and an Unusual, Otherworldly Stage Persona)
Klaus Nomi
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Immenstadt, Germany
Died: August 6, 1983
 25 
Keith Haring
(American artist)
Keith Haring
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reading
Died: February 16, 1990
 26 
Tim Richmond
(Race Car Driver)
Tim Richmond
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 13, 1989
 27 
Leonard Frey
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 24, 1988
 28 
Marcelino Sánchez
(Puerto Rican Actor )
Marcelino Sánchez
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Died: November 21, 1986
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Bruce Chatwin
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: January 18, 1989
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tina Chow
(Model)
Tina Chow
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lakeview
Died: January 24, 1992
 31 
Glenn Burke
(Baseball player)
Glenn Burke
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: May 30, 1995
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Leigh Bowery
(Contemporary Artist & Fashion Designer Known for His Flamboyant & Outlandish Costumes & Makeup)
Leigh Bowery
2
Birthdate: March 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: December 31, 1994
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Allan Bloom
(Philosopher)
Allan Bloom
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Died: October 7, 1992
 34 
Félix González-Torres
(American Visual Artist Known for His Quiet, Minimal Installations and Sculptures)
Félix González-Torres
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Birthdate: November 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guáimaro, Cuba
Died: January 9, 1996
 35 
Max Robinson
(Broadcaster)
Max Robinson
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 20, 1988
 36 
Michael Peters
(Choreographer)
Michael Peters
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: August 29, 1994
 37 
Nkosi Johnson
(Activist)
Nkosi Johnson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daveytown, South Africa
Died: June 1, 2001
 38 
Jerry Smith
(American Football Player)
Jerry Smith
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Died: October 15, 1986
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 39 
Esteban de Jesús
(Puerto Rican Boxer Who Was Sentenced to Life for Murder)
Esteban de Jesús
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: May 12, 1989
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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David Wojnarowicz
3
Birthdate: September 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 22, 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Nestor Almendros
(Cinematographer)
Nestor Almendros
0
Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: March 4, 1992
 42 
Sirpa Lane
(Actress)
Sirpa Lane
0
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: 1999 AD
 43 
Cazuza
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Poet, Writer)
Cazuza
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: July 7, 1990
 44 
René Enríquez
1
Birthdate: November 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
Died: March 23, 1990
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
John Boswell
(Historian, Philologist)
John Boswell
2
Birthdate: March 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 24, 1994
 46 
Gregory Scarpa
(Criminal)
Gregory Scarpa
9
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 4, 1994
 47 
Paul Monette
(Author)
Paul Monette
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 10, 1995
 48 
Herve Guibert
(Journalist)
Herve Guibert
0
Birthdate: December 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Cloud, France
Died: December 27, 1991
 49 
Dambudzo Marechera
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rusape, Zimbabwe
Died: August 18, 1987
 50 
Franco Luambo
(Musician)
Franco Luambo
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: October 12, 1989