Famous People Who Died of AIDS - Celebrities with AIDS

Even though it’s been decades since AIDS surfaced the earth, it still remains as one of the frightening realities that the world just can’t cope with. There was a time when it was believed that AIDS would affect only a certain kind of people. But as the years flew by, it has proven that it shows no bias and will strike anyone with no discrimination when it comes to race or sexuality. Initially considered a stigma that needed to keep the victim aloof, now it is more open for acceptance and space to learn to live with the disease without the fear of disapproval from the masses. Now with a boom in technology, people have a better understanding and approach toward this life-altering disease and have even gone to spread awareness about its gravity. There are a number of agencies that are even related to the government that work tirelessly to support advocacy efforts that will help both the victims and the general public about HIV and AIDS. This gruesome disease didn’t spare the lives of the artists and game-changers in Hollywood either! Legendary singer Freddie Mercury fell victim to HIV which claimed his life at the age of 45. American actor Rock Hudson, model Gia Carangi, author Isaac Asimov, and singer/actor Antony Perkins are some of the many who succumbed to this deadly disease. Keep reading and you will probably be blown away by the number of artists you never knew were affected by HIV!

Here's the names of the famous people whose lives were claimed by the deadly HIV/ AIDS.

The Most Famous People Who Died of AIDS

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Gia CarangiJanuary 29, 1960AmericanGia Carangi was one of the very first supermodels from the USA
Eazy-ESeptember 7, 1964AmericanEazy-E (Eric Lynn Wright) was an American rapper fondly referred to as "The Godfather of Gangsta rap"
Ryan WhiteDecember 6, 1971AmericanRyan White was an American teenager who fought AIDS-related discrimination and served as a leader for spreading greater understanding of the deadly disease.
Rudolf NureyevMarch 17, 1938AustrianRudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet ballet dancer, considered a prominent figure of the art in the 20th century.
Isaac AsimovJanuary 2, 1920AmericanIsaac Asimov was an American professor of biochemistry and a renowned author of science fiction and popular science books
Freddie MercurySeptember 5, 1946BritishFreddie Mercury was a famous British rock-and-roll singer, who founded the band ‘Queen’
Arthur AsheJuly 10, 1943AmericanArthur Ashe was a professional tennis player, and the first black man ever to win singles title at at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open
LiberaceMay 16, 1919AmericanLiberace was an American pianist, entertainer and actor
Michel FoucaultOctober 15, 1926FrenchMichel Foucault was a popular French philosopher and historian
Allan BloomSeptember 14, 1930AmericanA philosopher, academician and classicist, Allan Bloom was widely known for his critique of American Universities, in failing to serve the fundamental needs of their students

Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi was one of the very first supermodels from the USA

AmericanJanuary 29, 19602,262 views

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player, and the first black man ever to win singles title at at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open

AmericanJuly 10, 1943165 views

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson was a prominent American actor of the Hollywood Golden Age

AmericanNovember 17, 1925101 views

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet ballet dancer, considered a prominent figure of the art in the 20th century.

AustrianMarch 17, 1938195 views

Eazy-E

Eazy-E (Eric Lynn Wright) was an American rapper fondly referred to as "The Godfather of Gangsta rap"

Ryan White

Ryan White was an American teenager who fought AIDS-related discrimination and served as a leader for spreading greater understanding of the deadly disease.

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a popular French philosopher and historian

FrenchOctober 15, 1926151 views

Allan Bloom

A philosopher, academician and classicist, Allan Bloom was widely known for his critique of American Universities, in failing to serve the fundamental needs of their students

AmericanSeptember 14, 1930143 views

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey was a popular African-American choreographer of the 20th century

AmericanJanuary 5, 1931127 views

Liberace

Liberace was an American pianist, entertainer and actor

AmericanMay 16, 1919154 views