In 1991, Queen front man Freddie Mercury was the first major rock star to die from complications from AIDS. Only days before, he had released an international statement about his illness.also ranked#1 OF 50 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#2 OF 102 Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms#4 OF 101 Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely#68 OF 109 The Best British Rock Bands/Artists
Psycho star Anthony Perkins was very secretive about the fact that he had HIV. He died from complications with AIDS-related pneumonia in 1992.also ranked#90 OF 122 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)#180 OF 399 The Best Actors in Film History#274 OF 940 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History
NBA superstar Magic Johnson announced that he was infected with HIV in 1991. Johnson takes a variety of medications daily to prevent his HIV from becoming full blown AIDS.also ranked#1 OF 67 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#2 OF 54 US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team#2 OF 38 The Greatest Lakers of All-Time#6 OF 74 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History
The actor best known for playing Mike Brady on the "The Brady Bunch" was HIV positive. Reed died due to colon cancer in 1992, but doctors believe that HIV also played into his death.
Rock Hudson announced that he had AIDS in 1985. The actor died less than three months later.also ranked#41 OF 120 Famous Actors Who Were Almost James Bond#297 OF 589 People We Wish Were Still Alive#338 OF 940 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History
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