His sexual orientation became public knowledge following his death from AIDS -related complications inbecoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.
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Retrieved September 5, Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. In he appeared in a Camel commercial which showed him on the set of Seminole. Gay music icons have had successful careers in rock, pop, disco and dance music. Hudson recovered from the heart surgery but continued to smoke.
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