8 Black Celebrities Who Died From AIDS

Thu., Jun. 28, 2012 2:29 PM EST
by Terry Shropshire

Arthur Ashe: He pulled off one of the most improbable upsets in sports history when the tennis champion beat the overwhelming favorite Jimmie Conners at Wimbledon in 1975. A beloved humanitarian and quiet activist, Ashe contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion and died in 1993. 

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