Michal Jeter and Gene Anthony "Hot Ass" Ray both died in 2003. They're the latest ones I can find from the front page of a Google search. Someone less lazy than I might come up with a more recent one.
It's just that all of them now are str8, r1.
No idea what the answer to OP's question is, but for some reason this thread just reminded of Antony Hamilton, whom I haven't thought of in a while. He died in '95 or '96.
The '90s don't seem like that long ago, but it was such a huge shift in worldview to go from so many people dying of AIDS, constantly, to a world where people can sometimes be so cavalier about HIV, that it almost seems like another life.
The guy from FAME
Freddy Mercury is all I've got.
Michael Jeter and Herb Ritts.
Also, a few of the people who were featured in Paris Is Burning.
Gil Scott-Heron? 2011. But maybe not famous enough to count.
BRAD DAVIS WAS STRAIGHT!!!!
Very few people die from AIDS, though it's possible. Technically you get sick and die from something else.
Undoubtedly thousands of famous people are HIV+, the same way thousands of famous people are infected with STIs each year. But you'll never know as they'll just take their AIDS meds and you won't know.
Unless they have the AIDS hump or something.
RE 8 - didn't Herb Ritts family officially say he died from Cancer ? I know it was AIDS, but someone told me they didn't want that to be the 'official' reason.
We get it. AIDS related death. A lot of times when it's about celebrities the 'AIDS related' part gets dropped in their press release euology.
What did Nick Ashford die of? I seem to recall a lot of rumors online about him having AIDS.
R6, excuse me but that struck me. What are you talking about? Helen Hayes didn't die of Aids.
You have any evidence to support your ''bomb''?
Herb Ritts died of AIDS, but the reason was - quite shamefully IMO - given as pneumonia at the time of his death. When reporters probed, his estate gave the response that - I kid you not - he was HIV positive but the cause of his death was the pneumonia that took advantage of his weakened immune system - WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT DYING OF AIDS IS. A very shameful end for someone who had spent his life at the forefront of gay visibility.
He caught the pneumonia while shooting Ben Affleck for Vanity Fair on an unseasonably cold day in desert outside Los Amgeles. He had been poz since the 80s. He only told his mother, who was practically his faghag, that he had AIDS the day before he died.
R19 He truly had throat cancer. Sadly, he was the type of fellow who was really into having a stiff drink or two or three and cigarette smoking.
Does anyone think that the pop culture from the 90s on sucks so much b/c we lost a couple of generations of tastemakers?
Ofra Haza. Her husband gave it to her.
Yes r24. We were deprived of another decade of this.