Did he die of AIDS? I always heard that that was what he really died from.
No. Simple as that.
heart problems, no?
he was a wonderful actor, still sadly missed.
and Sergio Franchi died! and Bert Convey too!!!!
according to wikipedia....(you know it does sound a little fishy)
In early 1994, while filming The Burning Season in Mexico, Juliá contracted food poisoning after consuming sushi. The condition worsened, since he had undergone stomach surgery a few months earlier for an infection which was rumored to be stomach cancer. Juliá was airlifted to Los Angeles and received medical attention. He recovered and returned to Mexico to finish the movie, but he lost several pounds and was physically weakened by his condition. Despite his poor health, he completed The Burning Season and was eager to continue his plans and play M. Bison in Street Fighter to be filmed in Australia that spring. Juliá felt that this film would allow him to spend more time with his children, who were fans of the video game franchise and helped him prepare for the role. He received his second Saturn Award nomination for this performance, which was considered the high point of the otherwise poorly received movie. This would be his final role in a major film, with his last work being a supporting role in the TV drama film Down Came a Blackbird, which was filmed in Washington state during September and October 1994.
On October 16, 1994, Juliá and Poloway attended the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. After attending the play, he was supposed to meet Marcos Zurinaga, a Puerto Rican director who filmed the Argentine/Puerto Rican coproduction Tango Bar. However, Juliá began feeling an intense abdominal pain and had to be carried by ambulance to North Shore University Hospital on Manhasset, Long Island, New York. He was initially not worried by the issue, reviewing the script for his intended role in Desperado from his hospital bed, but his condition worsened. Later that night, Juliá suffered an unexpected stroke. The condition continued worsening and he fell into a coma on October 20, 1994, and was put on life support. Four days later, on October 24, 1994, Juliá died due to terminal complications from the brain hemorrhage. He was 54 years old. The underlying and unifying cause of his illness and unexpected death has never been revealed to the public.
Raul had cancer - and as he got skinnier he told people he was on a macrobiotic diet. He didn't want anyone to now how sick he was.
He was Frank Langella's one true love.
they would have been really cute together
He was wonderful - great with Susan Sarandon in that movie whose name I cannot recall - filmed when she was pregnant. He was so sexy.
read Langella's book r7....they kind of were....
I liked him in The Morning After...was't that the movie where he was just billed as R.J. Did he not like it or something?
It's always the unexpected strokes that do you in...
I saw them onstage together in Design For Living w/ Jill Clayburgh. Their scenes were the best in the show - although Julia was not so well suited to his role. Langella was brilliant.