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DragonKing Dark: The AIDS crisis impact on pop culture


I continue my series on 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history and this week's DarkongKing Dark is a little different in that respect as I take a look at the profound impact the AIDS epidemic had on pop culture in the 1980s into the 1990s.

Numerous important entertainment figures like Freddie Mercury, Rock Hudson, Anthony Perkins, Arthur Ashe, Tom Fogerty, Eazy E, and others died from causes linked to AIDS and HIV. How different might mediums like music, TV, movies, sports, and more have been if the crisis had not struck?

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