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

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Fela Kuti

A true pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti was an international superstar who went to school to study medicine before switching over to music. His politically-conscience music, which was heavily influenced by the black pride movement he witnessed during his ten-month stay in Los Angeles, resonated with people in his home country of Nigeria before spreading over Africa and abroad. Kuti died on August 1997 from Kaposi’s sarcoma, which was brought on by AIDS.

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