In Honor Of World Aids Day: Celebrities Who Died From HIV/AIDS

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Rock Hudson

In the 1950’s and 60’s, Rock Hudson was Hollywood’s leading man, but his legacy came to be known for more than acting. In 1985, Hudson revealed to the world that he had been diagnosed with AIDS. Although he traveled to France for treatment, the Giant star succumbed to the illness in October of that same year. Hudson, who became one of Hollywood’s first major stars to die from AIDS, helped spark the movement for more funding of medical research towards the disease.

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