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85 Notable deaths
 by death from AIDS-related complications

Alexis Arquette

American actress, cabaret performer and activist (1969-2016).

Born July 28th, 1969 in Los Angeles.

Died September 11th, 2016 at 47 years old in Beverly Hills (death from AIDS-related complications). [ref]

John Holmes

American pornographic actor.

Born August 8th, 1944 in Ashville. [ref]

Died March 13th, 1988 at 43 years old in Los Angeles (death from AIDS-related complications). [ref]

Roy Cohn

American lawyer.

Born February 20th, 1927 in New York City.

Died August 2nd, 1986 at 59 years old in Bethesda (death from AIDS-related complications).

Keith Haring

American artist and social activist (1958–1990).

Born May 4th, 1958 in Reading. [ref]

Died February 16th, 1990 at 31 years old in Manhattan (death from AIDS-related complications). [ref]

Fela Kuti

Nigerian musician and activist.

Born October 15th, 1938 in Abeokuta.

Died August 2nd, 1997 at 58 years old in Lagos (death from AIDS-related complications).

Rudolf Nureyev

Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer.

Born March 17th, 1938 in Irkutsk. [ref]

Died January 6th, 1993 at 54 years old in Levallois-Perret (death from AIDS-related complications). [ref]

Ryan White

Aids spokesperson and "poster boy".

Born December 6th, 1971 in Kokomo.

Died April 8th, 1990 at 18 years old in Indianapolis (death from AIDS-related complications).

Kenny Everett

British comedian and broadcaster (1944-1995).

Born December 25th, 1944 in Seaforth.

Died April 4th, 1995 at 50 years old in London (death from AIDS-related complications).

Gil Scott-Heron

American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author.

Born April 1st, 1949 in Chicago. [ref]

Died May 27th, 2011 at 62 years old in New York City (death from AIDS-related complications). [ref]

Peter Allen

Australian songwriter (1944-1992).

Born February 10th, 1944 in Tenterfield. [ref]

Died June 18th, 1992 at 48 years old in San Diego (death from AIDS-related complications). [ref]

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