Famous People who Died of HIV/AIDS

Famous HIV/AIDS Victims

List of Deaths from AIDS

  • 1982-07-04 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • 1983-08-06 Klaus Nomi [Sperber], German new wave singer, and performance artist, dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1983-08-15 Anthony Costello, American actor (Will Penny, The Outer Limits), dies of HIV/AIDS at 45
  • 1984-05-10 Robert Moore, American director and actor (Murder by Death, Marshall-Diana), dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 56
  • 1984-06-13 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), dies at 39 of AIDS-related pneumonia complications
  • 1984-06-25 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
  • 1985-10-02 Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), dies of AIDS-related complications at 59
  • 1985-10-12 Ricky Wilson, American rock guitarist (B-52's - "Love Shack"), dies of AIDS at 32
  • 1986-05-07 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, (Godspell), dies from complications of HIV/AIDS at 36
  • 1986-06-29 Robert Drivas [Choromokos], American stage and screen actor (Cool Hand Luke; Illustrated Man; Our Private World), and theater director, dies of AIDS complications at 50
  • 1986-08-02 Roy Marcus Cohn, American lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies of AIDS at 59
  • 1986-11-21 Marcelino Sánchez, Puerto Rican actor (The Warriors), dies of AIDs at 28
  • 1986-12-11 Paul Keenan, American actor (Summer Fantasy), dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1987-02-04 (Wladziu) Liberace, American Emmy Award-winning pianist, showman (The Liberace Show), and actor (Batman -"Evil Chandell"), dies of AIDS-related pneumonia at 67
  • 1987-05-07 Stewart McKinney, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1971-87), dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1987-07-02 Michael Bennett, American theater director and choreographer (Chorus Line), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1987-07-11 Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1988-08-24 Leonard Frey, American stage and screen actor (Fiddler on the Roof; The Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1988-10-11 Wayland Flowers, American ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • 1988-12-10 Dick Clair, American comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • 1988-12-20 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1989-01-18 Bruce Chatwin, British travel writer and novelist (In Patagonia, On a Black Hill), dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1989-03-17 Merritt Butrick, American actor (Shy People, Square Pegs), dies of AIDS at 29
  • 1989-06-03 Scott Ross, American-French harpsichordist (recorded all 555 sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti), dies of AIDS related pneumonia at 38
  • 1989-08-13 Tim Richmond, American race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1989-10-12 Franco Luambo [Makiadi], Congolese jazz and rumba guitarist, composer, and bandleader (TPOK Jazz), dies from AIDS at 51
  • 1989-12-01 William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), dies of AIDS-related causes at 36
  • 1990-01-06 Ian Charleson, Scottish actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1990-01-23 [Piet] "Peter" Sweval, American rock bassist (Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" ; Starz - "Cherry Baby"), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 1990-02-16 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1990-02-22 Stephen Burns, American actor (Casey's Shadow), dies from AIDS complications at 35
  • 1990-02-26 Scott Jarvis, American theatrical actor and singer (1776; Here's Where I Belong), dies of AIDS at 48
  • 1990-03-23 René Enriquez, Nicaraguan-American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ray Calletano"), dies of complications from AIDS at 56
  • 1990-03-26 Halston, American fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame), dies of AIDs at 68
  • 1990-04-08 Jose De Vega, American actor dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1990-05-14 Franklyn Seales, West Indian-American stage and screen actor (The Onion Field; Silver Spoons - "Dexter"), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1990-07-06 Paul Wynne, KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1990-07-27 Nick Pippins, American actor (Simon), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1990-08-06 Gordon Metcalfe, American actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1990-09-03 David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients
  • 1990-09-06 Issan Dorsey, American founder of the Hartford St Zen Center in San Francisco, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1990-10-27 Jacques Demy, French director (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), dies of AIDS at 59
  • 1990-12-17 Don Draper, American actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • 1990-12-31 Dalton Cathey, American actor dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1991-01-24 Lawrence Lott, American actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1991-03-14 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors; The Little Mermaid), dies of AIDS-related complications at 40
  • 1991-04-10 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991-05-26 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • 1991-06-03 Andy Milligan, American director and screenwriter (Sweeney Todd), dies of AIDS at 62
  • 1991-06-06 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1991-08-25 Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1991-09-09 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1991-11-14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • 1991-11-24 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), dies of AIDS at 45
  • 1991-12-01 Byron Webster, British-American actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • 1991-12-27 Edward M Love, American Broadaway dancer and choreographer, dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1992-01-03 Lewis Michael Friedman, American pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • 1992-01-07 Richard Hunt, American puppeteer and actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1992-01-18 John Remme, American stage and screen actor and singer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1992-01-24 Tina Chow, model, dies of AIDs at 41
  • 1992-04-04 Arthur Russell, American experimental classical-pop fusion cellist, and composer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1992-04-07 Clovis Ruffin, American fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1992-04-25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • 1992-05-12 Robert Reed, American actor (The Brady Bunch - "Mike"; Nurse), dies of AIDs at 59
  • 1992-05-17 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1992-05-29 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1992-06-06 Larry Riley, American actor (Soldier Story, Knots Landing), dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1992-06-18 Peter Allen, entertainer (Legs Diamond), dies of aids at 48
  • 1992-06-24 Tom Alexander, American model, and actor (Forbidden Dance; Dream A Little Evil), dies of AIDS at 29
  • 1992-07-09 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (Australian Ballet; Bolshoi Ballet), dies of AIDS related illness at 45
  • 1992-07-22 David Wojuarowicz, American artist (U2 single "One" sleeve), dies of AIDs at 37
  • 1992-07-30 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • 1992-08-01 Kenny Sacha, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer film), dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1992-08-08 Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist, Esquire women of year, dies of aids at 26
  • 1992-08-09 Christopher Todd [Todd Wangberg], American performer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1992-08-17 Tommy Nutter, English fashion designer (bell bottom pants), dies of AIDs at 49
  • 1992-09-05 Irving Allen Lee, actor (Newspaper Boys), dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1992-09-12 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho; Friendly Persuasion; Fear Strikes Out; Pretty Poison), and singer, dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 60
  • 1992-09-19 Frederick Combs, American stage and screen actor (The Boys In The Band), playwright, and director, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1992-09-21 (Johan) "Hans" Rosenberg, Dutch astrophysicist, politician (Alderman of Utrecht, 1974-82), and administrator (University of Utrecht, 1984-91), dies of AIDS at 48
  • 1992-09-27 Ray Gill, American actor (Prelude to a Kiss), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 1992-09-29 Paul Jabara, American singer-songwriter and actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1992-11-12 David Oliver, American actor (Perry Hutchins-Another World), dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1992-11-29 Cary Scott Lowenstein, American dancer and singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1993-01-06 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer and choeographer (Kirov Ballet), dies of AIDS at 54
  • 1993-01-15 Ken Cory, American actor (The Candidate; Without A Trace), dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1993-01-23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1993-02-06 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1970, Wimbledon & WCT Finals 1975; Davis Cup 1963, 68, 69, 70), dies of AIDS related pneumonia at 49
  • 1993-02-16 Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship), dies of AIDS at 61
  • 1993-03-15 Anthony Bowles, British music director (Jesus Christ Superstar; Evita), dies of AIDS complications at 61
  • 1993-03-19 Karen Dalton (née Cariker); American country blues and folk singer, guitarist, and banjo player (In My Own Time). dies of AIDS related complications at 55
  • 1993-04-07 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), dies of AIDS at 45
  • 1993-06-11 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • 1993-06-17 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1993-06-29 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • 1993-08-16 Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
  • 1993-08-18 Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1993-08-29 Dorian Corey, American actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • 1993-09-05 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • 1993-10-15 Ken E. Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1993-11-20 Emile Ardolino, American Emmy and Academy Award-winning director (He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'; Dirty Dancing; Sister Act), dies of AIDs at 50
  • 1993-12-12 Jeremiah Sullivan, actor (Soldier, Double-Stop), dies of AIDS at 58
  • 1994-01-27 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1994-02-17 Randy Shilts, American journalist (& the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41
  • 1994-02-19 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • 1994-02-19 Fausto Bara, Mexican-American actor (The Renegades - "Gaucho"), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 1994-03-21 Dack Rambo, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52
  • 1994-04-15 John Curry, British figure skater (Olympic gold, World C'ship gold, European C'ship gold 1976), dies from AIDS at 44
  • 1994-05-06 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • 1994-07-11 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1994-08-16 Frits de Knight, photographer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1994-08-29 Michael Peters, American choreographer and dancer (Dreamgirls; Michael Jackson), dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • 1994-09-18 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies from AIDS complications at 44
  • 1994-10-01 Brad O'Hare, American actor, dies of complications of HIV/AIDS at 43
  • 1994-10-07 Paul Swift, American actor (Egg Man in Pink Flamingo), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1994-11-03 Dennis C Ott, American actor (Star Trek 3/4), dies of AIDs
  • 1994-12-03 Elizabeth Glaser, American AIDS activist, wife of director Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1994-12-31 Leigh Bowery, Australian performance artist and designer, dies of AIDS at 33
  • 1995-01-22 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, dies of AIDS complications 48
  • 1995-01-22 Nico Adriaans, Dutch AIDS activist, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1995-02-10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1995-02-14 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker (Chelsea Hotel; Vampyr; Stonewall), dies from AIDS-related illness at 45
  • 1995-03-17 Rick Aviles, US comic/actor (Ghost), dies of AIDS
  • 1995-03-26 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper (N.W.A.), dies from AIDS-related illness at 30
  • 1995-03-29 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1995-05-12 Reza Abdoh, Iranian born American theater director, dies of AIDs at 32
  • 1995-08-23 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1995-11-29 Stone Cates, fictional character on TV soap General Hospital, dies of AIDS
  • 1995-12-27 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1996-03-16 Charlie Barnett, American actor and comedian, dies of AIDS at 41
  • 1996-03-31 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1996-06-11 Ulysses Dove, American dancer (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and choreographer (Red Angels), dies of AIDS-related illness at 49
  • 1996-06-27 Peter Adair, American documentary filmmaker (Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives), dies of AIDS at 52
  • 1996-07-11 Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1996-07-17 Chris Komar, American ballet dancer and artistic director (Milwaukee Ballet, 1969-72; Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 1972-93), dies of AIDS at 48
  • 1997-12-16 Richard Warwick, English actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If), dies of AIDS complications at 52
  • 2006-09-02 Willi Ninja {William Leake], American dancer and choreographer (Paris Is Burning), dies of AIDS-related heart failure at 45
  • 2007-03-04 Bob Hattoy, American gay rights, AIDS, and environmental activist, dies from AIDS-related causes at 56
  • 2012-01-21 Jonathan Idema, American torturer, kidnapper and con-artist, dies from Aids complications at 55
  • 2013-09-01 Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title, 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44