Published On: Tue, Dec 1st, 2015

When the rich and famous slipped

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Famous people too get HIV, the latest one being Charlie Sheen. Here are six celebrities who suffered from AIDS

Charlie Sheen

Famous for his role in Two and a Half Men, Platoon and Wall Street, was diagnosed with HIV four years ago. His recent admission left the world shocked and a realisation that celebrities aren't immune to diseaseas and are as vulnerable as the rest of us

Famous for his role in Two and a Half Men, Platoon and Wall Street, was diagnosed with HIV four years ago. His recent admission left the world shocked and a realisation that celebrities aren’t immune to diseaseas and are as vulnerable as the rest of us

Freddie Mercury

He was lead vocalist of the band Queen and spent his childhood in India and Zanzibar. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1987 and died in 1991. He was ranked 18 in '100 Greatest Singers of All Times' by Rolling Stone magazine in 2008.

He was lead vocalist of the band Queen and spent his childhood in India and Zanzibar. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1987 and died in 1991. He was ranked 18 in ‘100 Greatest Singers of All Times’ by Rolling Stone magazine in 2008.

Amanda Blake

The American actress who played Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke died of AIDS in 1989. Her suffering from AIDS was kept a secret and leaked out later to People magazine.

The American actress who played Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke died of AIDS in 1989. Her suffering from AIDS was kept a secret and leaked out later to People magazine.

Liberace

A pianist and one of the highest paid entertainers in the world from 1950-70, he was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. He died in 1987 at the age of 67. He started playing piano at the age of four.

A pianist and one of the highest paid entertainers in the world from 1950-70, he was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. He died in 1987 at the age of 67. He started playing piano at the age of four.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

A retired basketball player and five time NBA champion, Johnson played for the Lakers. He contracted HIV because of multiple sexual partners and now spreads awareness about HIV/AIDS.

A retired basketball player and five time NBA champion, Johnson played for the Lakers. He contracted HIV because of multiple sexual partners and now spreads awareness about HIV/AIDS.

Michael Jeter

An American actor and Emmy Award winner, Jeter was best known for his role as Herman Stiles on Evening Shade and other movies like Jurassic Park III, The Polar Express and Air Bud. He was found dead in his house in 2003 at the age of 50 and suffered from HIV.

An American actor and Emmy Award winner, Jeter was best known for his role as Herman Stiles on Evening Shade and other movies like Jurassic Park III, The Polar Express and Air Bud. He was found dead in his house in 2003 at the age of 50 and suffered from HIV.

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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