Who Are Some Black Actors Who've Died of AIDS?


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Some African-American actors that have died of AIDS include Irving Allen Lee, Kevin Peter Hall and Larry Riley. Other deceased African-American actors that were HIV-positive are Howard Rollins, Sean Sasser and Gene Anthony Ray.

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Irving Allen Lee died of AIDS-related lymphoma at the age of 43 in 1992. Lee was an actor on the television crime drama "The Edge of Night" in the early 1980s. Kevin Peter Hall, most famous for playing the titular character in the "Predator" film, died of AIDS-related pneumonia at the age of 35 in 1991. Larry Riley, a 1980s soap opera actor, died of AIDS-related renal failure at the age of 38 in 1992.

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