Category Search - AIDS (Died of AIDS or related conditions)

(23 found)

Arthur Ashe
tennis, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional tennis player, first African-American male champion, winning Wimbledon in 1975. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia. He and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Isaac Asimov
writer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Isaak Yudovich Ozimov
Also Known As:
Paul French
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Prolific science and science fiction writer, over 500 works published. Books Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, I, Robot. Died of heart and kidney failure, which were due to complications of the HIV infection, contracted from a blood transfusion.

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Rick Aviles
actor, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Aviles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ghost, The Cannonball Run, The Godfather: Part III. Contracted AIDS from a heroin habit, died of a pulmoonary embolism.

Amanda Blake
actor, western, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Beverly Louise Neill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Miss Kitty on TV series Gunsmoke. Died of AIDS.

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Gary Bond
actor, singer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Gary James Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the role of Joseph. Also musical Evita.

John Curry
ice skating, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
John Anthony Curry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Figure skater. Died of AIDS-related heart attack. Olympic Gold Medal 1976.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eazy-E
rapper, producer, AIDS, business

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Lynn Wright
Also Known As:
Eaz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group N.W.A. (aka NWA, N****z With Attitude, founder.) Founded Ruthless Records. Album Impact of a Legend, Straight Outta Compton. Died of AIDS age 31 in 1995. Often referred to as the godfather of gangsta rap.

Denholm Elliott
actor, military, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Denholm Mitchell Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

POW in World War II. Movies Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Voyage of the Damned, The Boys from Brazil. Died of tuberculosis, caused by AIDS.

Tom Fogerty
singer, musician, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Richard Fogerty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than John Fogerty by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Songs Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Suzie Q. Died of tuberculosis due to AIDS, gotten from blood transfusions.

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Kevin Peter Hall
actor, stunts, basketball, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Peter Hall
Also Known As:
Kevin Hall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 29 days before his 36th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 2 inches (218.44 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movies Predator, Predator 2 in role of The Predator. Movies Big Top Pee-wee, Harry and the Hendersons. TV series 227, Misfits of Science. Often took roles as a monster. Died of AIDS contracted from a bad blood transfusion.

John Holmes
actor, director, writer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
John Curtis Estes
Also Known As:
Johnny Wadd
John C. Holmes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adult film star. Died of AIDS.

Rock Hudson
actor, western, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
Also Known As:
Roy Fitzgerald (legal name)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Magnificent Obsession, Giant, Pillow Talk, The Mirror Crack'd. TV series McMillan and Wife. Died of AIDS - a plaque at 8594 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 189 S. Palm Canyon Drive19 October 2002

Liberace
musician, tv, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Also Known As:
Walter Busterkeys
Walter Liberace
Lee Liberace
Liberace Chefroach
The Glitter Man
Mr. Showmanship
The King of Bling
Nickname(s):
Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist - on his television show he had a candelabra on his piano. Allegedly had HIV and died of complications.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6527 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6739 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Riviera Hotel (removed)1 February 2005
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 N. Palm Canyon Drive7 January 1994

Freddie Mercury
singer, composer, musician, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Farrokh Bulsara
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Front for band Queen. Guitarist. Wrote songs Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Don't Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are the Champions. Song We Will Rock You. Subject of movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Grew up in India. Died of AIDS.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

London Avenue of Stars 2004 as a member of group Queen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group Queen.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of group Queen.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Queen.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group Queen.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Queen.

Cookie Mueller
actor, writer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Karen Mueller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble. Book Ask Dr. Mueller. Died of AIDS-related disease 7 weeks after husband, Vittorio Scarpati, the same cause.

Rudolf Nureyev
dancer, choreographer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev
Also Known As:
Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born on a Trans-Siberian train. Defected from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Legacy Walk 2015.

Anthony Perkins
actor, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Perkins
Nickname(s):
Tony
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie Psycho. Died of AIDS.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Dack Rambo
actor, soap, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Jay Rambo
Also Known As:
Dack Rambeau
Norman "Dack" Rambo
Norman Rambo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Dirk Rambo.

Brief Facts:

TV series Gunsmoke, Another World, All My Children, The New Loretta Young Show, Dallas, The Guns of Will Sonnett. Bisexual. Died of "complications from AIDS".

Robert Reed
actor, director, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Rietz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of the father Mike Brady in the TV series The Brady Bunch. Died of AIDS.

Tony Richardson
director, writer, producer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Cecil Antonio Richardson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Vanessa Redgrave by 8 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died of AIDS. Movies Tom Jones, Dead Cert.

Sugar Shaft
rapper, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Hardin
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Group X-Clan. Death was AIDS-related.

Sylvester
singer, female impersonator, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disco and soul singer and drag performer. Died of complications from AIDS. Song You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).

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Ricky Wilson
musician, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Helton Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Cindy Wilson by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Founding member of band The B-52's as guitarist. Movie One Trick Pony. Died of AIDS/HIV.
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