Top 10 Famous Celebrities Who Suffered From HIV/AIDS: Many people died of AIDS. AIDS is the world’s most deadly diseases, and it is caused by a virus named HIV. We can say that 36 million people have died due to AIDS. The main problem is that the virus attacks the immune system of a human body, and it damages the immune system completely, and it leads to death. Many people are suffered from HIV, and some of them didn’t get enough treatment, and they died. This disease will be affected every people not only specific people but also everyone in this world. People are ashamed to reveal this disease just because they think it will spread to everyone. AIDS will spread by having sex with that person. Thus, it is one of the most controversial diseases in the world. The main thing about this disease is that there is not much treatment for AIDS. Scientists believe that the disease had its origin in non-human primates which later somehow got transmitted to humans in West-Central Asia. Few celebrities suffered from HIV/AIDS. Some of them are escaped, and some didn’t. Here is a list of Top 10 Famous Celebrities Who Suffered From HIV/AIDS.
10. Ricky Wilson
Ricky Wilson was an American musician who was born on March 19, 1953, in the United States. He is famous for his skill in playing guitar, and he is best known as the original guitarist. Wilson was the brother of a fellow member, Cindy Wilson. He used to play guitar, and he has received attention from all over the world. There was a popular band named B52 and Ricky was a member of that band. The band was started in 1977. Ricky found HIV in him in the year 1983, and he was first diagnosed with the illness during 1983 at that time Ricky and his band was engaging their upcoming third studio album named ‘Whammy.’ The album has been completed before his death. He had worked with the band, and Ricky played guitar on the song “Breaking” in My Heart ” during 1979. The song has gained worldwide attention, and Ricky played well. He had completed few films before his death. He has died at the age of 32 years died on 12th October 1985 after a long fight for two years. He was later buried in Oconee Hill Cemetry.
9. Gia Carangi
Gia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model, and she was active in the 1970s and 1980s. Gia Marie Carangi was born on January 29, 1960, in Philadelphia, United States. She was gorgeous and has received attention from the public. Unfortunately, she became the victim of AIDS. Few celebrities had survived from HIV, but Gia Carangi didn’t survive long. As a model, she had completed many works in top most brands like Giorgio Armani, Levi, Maybelline, etc. at the time of her career. Her career went down due to her addiction to heroin. She had admitted to Warminster General Hospital due to pneumonia. At last, the doctors identifies the presence of HIV in her body. Then she was replaced to Hahnemann University Hospital where she had received much treatment but ultimately died on 18th November 1986 at the age of 26. She is becoming one of the first famous women to die due to HIV. Her life was dramatized in the television film Gia, starring Angelina Jolie, which debuted on HBO in 1998.
8. Pedro Pablo Zamora
Pedro was a Cuban-American AIDS educator and television personality. Pedro Pablo Zamora was born on February 29, 1972, in Havana, Cuba. Pedro was one of the first openly gay men with AIDS to be showed in popular media. He has appeared on MTV’s reality television series named ” The Real World: San Francisco”, to which he contributed many things like he brought international attention to HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues and prejudices. His deep relationship with Sean Sasser was also discussed on the show and later their relationship was later nominated by MTV viewers for “Favorite Love Story” award. The main thing is that they had exchanged vows in their commitment ceremony. This incident was the first such same – sex ceremony in television history. He was died due to AIDS on 11th November after the final episode of his reality show. His partner too suffered AIDS and died at the age of 44 after Pedro’s death.
7. Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson was an American actor and was born on November 17, 1925, in U.S. He is very famous for his turns as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s, and he was the heartthrob of the Hollywood Golden Age. He was one of the prominent actors in the Hollywood at that time. He had completed many roles in many films such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Giant (1956). He had recived attention from all over the world due to his incredible acting skill. He had recivedfew titles such as voted star of the Year and favorite leading man. He had completed around 70 films and starred in many television productions. He died on 2nd October 1985 due to AIDS. The cause of his AIDS was due to the affected transfused blood which he had to take at the time of his heart bypass operation.
6. Brad Davis
Brad Davis was an American actor who is well known for starring in the 1978 film Midnight Express and the film Querelle in 1982. He was born on 6th November 1949 Florida. He has received worldwide attention through his acting career, and his career started to fall due to his addiction to alcoholism. The main thing about Brad Davis is that he had faced many problems from his parents during his childhood. He had completed many films and had received awards. In 1985, doctors diagnosed him with AIDS, but he was not ready to declare about his health. He had written an autobiography just before his death in which he said that he had to keep his disease from his family so his family could survive and get work. He continued to use narcotic drugs and had to be admitted to the hospital by his family due to an overdose of drugs where he died by Euthanasia. He died on 8th September 1991.
5. Timothy Patrick Murphy
Timothy Patrick Murphy was an American actor, and he was born on November 3, 1959. He has perfectly maintained the role as Mickey Trotter on the popular CBS prime-time Soap opera Dallas from 1982-83. He began his career in many television commercials as an adolescent, and it leads to acting in the year 1978 miniseries Centennial. He handled many roles and had gained worldwide attention. His remarkable role is that the 1984 feature film Sam’s Son, the film biography of the life of actor Michael Landon and he played the role of Gene Orowitz. He was bisexual and died due to AIDS. Reports tell that he was an affair with Brad Davis, who also bisexual and died due to AIDS, and he died because of the relationship with Brad Davis. Timothy dies on 6th December 1988.
Eazy-E was a U.S. American rapper who performed solo in the hip-hop group N.W.A. He was such a nice guy, and friends and critics used to call him as Godfather of Gangsta Rap”. He was born on September 1963 in California, U.S. He has performed ruthless record and became a rapper. He had received worldwide attention due to his skill as a rapper. His pop group released their debut single album Panic Zone in 1988. They also released a controversial album named Straight Outta Compton. contemporary rappers and comedians were influenced by Eazy’s albums. Many critics identified that his unique style in his performance. He died on 26th March 1995 from HIV. Due to an asthma attack, he was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from where doctors diagnosed with AIDS. At last, he revealed his disease to the public and reports tells that he had a sexual relationship with many women, and he has received the disease from one of the women.
3. Keith Haring
Keith was an American artist and also a social activist. Keith was born on May 4, 1958, in Pennsylvania. His work has received wide attention in the New York City street culture of the 1980s in which he expressed concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war. His works were highly political, and he used imagery which became widely recognized the visual language of the 20th century. He had received first attention through his public art in subways, and then he arranged exhibitions at Club 57, and which were filmed by the photographer Tseng Kwong Chi. He was best known for his ‘Crack is Wack.’ He died from AIDS-related complications. July 1987, doctors diagnosed him with Aids. The main thing is that the disease influenced him in his work. Thus, he was decided to create more works, and he wants to create a remarkable place before his death. After his death, the famous singer Madonna dedicated show for Keith, and she had donated money to AIDS charities.
2. Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe was an American World No.1 Professional Tennis player. He was born on July 10, 1943, in Virginia; U.S. He had received three Grand Slam titles. He is the best tennis player from the United States. Arthur was the first black player who represented US Davis Cup team and the first black man to win Wimbledon US Open. He has received attention from all over the world. Doctors diagnosed him with AIDS and created Arthur Ashe Foundation to fight against AIDS, and he used to educate common people about safe sex after he is declaring bout his illness to the public. He died on 6th February 1993 because of AIDS-related complications. It has been reported that his HIV-infected form blood transfusion he received at the time of his heart bypass surgery. He died at New York Hospital. The memorial service was held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.
1. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is a retired American Professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. In high school, he was the champion, and he was selected in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. Then he has received NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award. Johnson also received more championships. He ended his career during 1980 after declaring about his illness to the public. After his declaration, he returned to play and had won All- Star MVP Award. He won many awards including three NBA MVP Awards, All-star games, All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He is the only person on this list who is still alive with HIV in his blood. He admitted that he was a drug addict and had several relationships with many women including homosexuals during his career. He founded the Magic Johnson Foundation to eradicate AIDS. He was the chief speaker for the United Nation’s World AIDS Day Conference in 1999.