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Famous People Who Died of HIV Infection

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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. {#nodes}

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    Michael Jeter

    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. 
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1952-2003)
    • Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA


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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.
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1960-1999)
    • Birthplace: Katong
  • 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 (French: [ʒak dəmi]; 5 June 1931 – 27 October 1990) was a French director, lyricist, 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 celebrated for their sumptuous visual style. Demy's style drew upon such diverse sources as classic Hollywood musicals, the documentary realism of his New Wave colleagues, fairy-tales, jazz, Japanese manga, and the opera. His films contain overlapping continuity (i.e., characters cross over from film to film), lush musical scores (typically composed by Michel Legrand) and motifs like teenaged love, labor rights, incest, and the intersection...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1931-1990)
    • Birthplace: Pontchâteau, France
  • 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.
    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1950-1995)
    • Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America