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List of famous people who died of hiv infection, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from hiv infection includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of hiv infection, including actors, musicians and athletes.

List features Isaac Asimov, Michael Jeter and more. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from hiv infection?" and "Which famous people died due to hiv infection?" These notable hiv infection deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has hiv infection as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (10 items)

Michael Jeter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of HIV Infection
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Michael Jeter was an American actor, comedian, and voice actor. He appeared in movies such as The Green Mile, The Polar Express, Jurassic Park III, and Waterwold. Though he had had HIV for several years, he had maintained good health until 2003 when he died from an epileptic seizure at 50 years old. 

Michael Jeter was an American actor of film, stage, and television. His notable television roles are as Herman Stiles on Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and for playing Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle on Elmo's World from 2000 until 2003. Jeter's film roles include Zelig, The Fisher King, Waterworld, Air Bud, The Green Mile, Jurassic Park III, and The Polar Express, among many others. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 51 (1952-2003)

Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, United States of America

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Paddy Chew is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of HIV Infection
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Paddy Chew was the first HIV victim in Singapore to come out publicly. He was diagnosed in 1994, and he became an overnight sensation when he announced his diagnosis in 1998. He died from complications from HIV a year later.

Paddy Chew was the first Singaporean AIDS victim to come out to the general public. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 39 (1960-1999)

Birthplace: Katong

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Jacques Demy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of HIV Infection
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Jacques Demy was a filmmaker who was known as being one of the pioneers of French New Wave film. He died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 59.

Jacques Demy was a French director and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are well-known for their sumptuous look, drawing on Hollywood musicals, fairytales, and opera. His films are also distinguishable by their overlapping continuity, self-contained musical universes, and themes like teenaged love, labor rights, and incest. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1931-1990)

Birthplace: Pontchâteau, France

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Frank Silva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of HIV Infection
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Frank Silva was a set dresser and actor who was best known in his role of the evil spirit Killer BOB in David Lynch's Twin Peaks. He died in 1995 from HIV complications.

Frank Silva was a Native American set dresser and sometime actor best known for his performance as the evil spirit Killer BOB in the TV series Twin Peaks. Silva had a degree in lighting design from San Francisco State University and worked as a prop master and set decorator on several films including David Lynch's Dune and Wild at Heart. Silva worked on Lynch’s Twin Peaks. According to David Lynch on the 2007 Gold Edition DVD release of Twin Peaks, Lynch was upstairs in the Laura Palmer house, near Silva as he worked, and suddenly realized that Silva might have a place in the show. He asked Silva if he was an actor, and Silva said that he was. Later, Lynch accidentally caught him on camera ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 45 (1950-1995)

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

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