focus attention on the prevention and treatment of HIV related condition. This article will examine ten notable people who died from AIDS.
Eric Lynn wright, better known by his stage name EAZY-E,was an American rapper who performed solo and in group N.W.A in 1963, wright was born in comton, California. After dropping out from high school in the tenth grade,Eric supported himself primarily by selling drugs. In 1986,at the age of 23,wright allegedly earned as much as USD$250,000 from dealing drugs. Eazy-E’s debut album Eazy-duz-it was released on September 16,1988,and featured twelve tracks DR. Dre and icecube wrote the song boyz-n-the-hood.
On February 24,1995,Eazy-E was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in loss Angeles with what he believed to be asthma,but instead he was diagnosed with AIDS. Eric announced his illness to the public on march 16. One month after his diagnosis, on march 26,1995, Eazy-E died from complications related to AIDAS. He was only 31 years-old. Eric had seven children with six different women. “His distinctive delivery (described as a high-pitched whine), over-the-top lyrics, and undeniable charisma made Eazy-E a star.
(2) John Holmes
In 1944, john Holmes was born in Ashville Ohio, as a teenager, john was discovered in a public bathroom by a photographer who noticed his large penis size. The man encouraged john to join the adult film industry by 1978,Holmes was earning as much as $3,000 a day as pornographic actor. He developed the personality of Johnny wad and became one of the most prolific male porn star of all time. Holmes has appeared in over 2500 adult loops, stag films and feature movies,in 1981,he claimed to have had intercourse with 14,000 separate women. in February 1986homes was diagnosed as hiv positive.
John Holmes died from AIDA- related complication on march 13, 1988, at the age of 43. After his death,john was awarded the lifetime achievement award by adult film industry. Cinematographer bob vosse said “john Holmes was to the adult film industry what Elvis Presley was to rock ‘n’ roll. He simply was the king. ‘since his death, Holmes has been the subject of several books,a lengthy essay rolling stone magazine,two feature length documentaries, and was the inspiration for two Hollywood movies,boogie night and wonderland.
(3) Emerson john moore
In 1938, Emerson moore was born in the Harlem section of New York city. He converted to Catholicism at the age of 15. One may 30, 1964, moore was ordained a priest by cardinal Francis Spellman at St. Patrick’s cathedral. In 1979,he welcomed pope john Paul ii to Harlem, where the pope gave john and address to African Americans at St. Charles Borromeo. Shortly after the pope’s appearance, moore was elevated to the rank of monsignor, becoming the first African American to receive that honor. On July 3, 1982, moore was appointed auxiliary bishop of New York by john Paul ii. He was the sixth African American to serve as a catholic bishop in the united states,and the first to serve in the state of New York. Emerson moore was diagnosed with hiv in the late 1980s. it is not clear how he contracted the disease. In 1994, moore entered a drug and alcohol treatment center in center city, Minnesota, on September 14, 1995, Emerson moore died due to complication with AIDS.
He was 57-years old. The archdiocese of New York made an official announcement following his death saying moore had died of ‘natural causes of unknown origin. ‘at his funeral cardinal O’Connor spoke of hardships that moore faced as an African-American bishop in the catholic church.