The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( HIV) strikes anybody – young and old, the wealthy or poor, the renowned and unknowns. The nameless victims who get infected go unnoticed, but celebrities who do, constantly get the world’s interest. This is a list of the leading 10 celebrities who are identified to have or to have had the virus identified as HIV, which includes these who have died (whether or not from AIDS or a different lead to).
1) Rock Hudson – Iconic Hollywood top man, the initially key American celebrity whose AIDS diagnosis was created public. Unquestionably, he was a single of the most well-known and nicely-identified film stars of his time. The public got a double shock when it was revealed he had AIDS and was gay. In 1985, Hudson died at the age of 59.
2)Freddie Mercury – Queen’s lead singer noted for his vocal skills and his charisma. His death led to The Mercury Phoenix Trust anti-AIDS charity and the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. Died in 1991 at the age of 45 and was inducted into Rock and Roll’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
3)Liberace – Flamboyant Las Vegas singer and piano player identified for candelabras, lavish costumes, exotic automobiles and kitchy houses. In the ’70s and 80s, Liberace was a key box workplace attraction in Las Vegas. In 1987, he died due to complications from AIDS.
4)Arthur Ashe – a single of the greatest tennis players of all time. Was the initially African-American to win a Grand Slam and he went on to gather 3. Ashe transcended tennis to turn into a social activist who led public protests against apartheid in South Africa became infected with HIV by means of transfusion for the duration of heart surgery. This Tennis Hall of Famer died in 1993 at the age of 49.
5) Isaac Asimov – renowned science fiction writer and biochemist. Two of his operates had been turned into very effective films – I, Robot and Bicentennial Man. Asimov, who was also well-known for his science books, became infected by transfused blood for the duration of heart surgery.
6) Earvin “Magic” Johnson – One particular of the greatest NBA players of all time, Johnson is extensively deemed as the finest point guard ever to play the game. Considering the fact that publicly announcing he had been infected with the virus HIV, Johnson continues to be an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and secure sex.
7)Greg Louganis – Olympic gold medalist in diving. Was the most outstanding amateur athlete in 1984 and went on to win back-to-back Olympic golds in each the 3m and 10m diving events. Following the announcement of his HIV status in 1995, Louganis was dropped by majority of his corporate sponsors. Considering the fact that retiring from diving, Louganis has ventured into acting mainly in off-Broadway plays.
8)Tommy Morrison – planet champion boxer improved identified for his part as Tommy Gunn in Rocky V. In 1996 it was revealed he was HIV-optimistic which automatically retired him from boxing as a competitor. At present, he is pursuing a profession in Mixed Martial Arts and is attempting to mount a comeback in boxing.
9)Ryan White – expelled from higher college mainly because of his infection which he got from contaminated blood for the duration of remedy. White, who was a hemophiliac, became a poster youngster for HIV/AIDS at a time when the public knew incredibly small about the illness. White created several celebrity close friends which includes Michael Jackson whose song “Gone As well Quickly” was a tribute to the teenage AIDS victim. White died in 1990 at a young age of 18.
10) Esteban De Jesus – a planet lightweight champion boxer from Puerto Rico. Well-known for his trilogy with Roberto Duran, “Vita” had a life complete of controversy, troubles and scandals. Sentenced to life in jail for murder, he became a preacher and began to turn his life about. De Jesus acquired HIV and succumbed to complete-blown AIDS in 1989.