7 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were HIV Positive

4. Anthony Perkins

Known by many as the infamous Norman Bates in Psycho, Anthony Perkins was already an Academy Award nominated actor thanks to his stellar performance in the 1956 film Friendly Persuasion.


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With other appearances in The Trial, Murder on the Orient Express and Fear Strikes Out, Perkins will forever be known as Alfred Hitchcock’s notorious psycho.

By the mid-1980s with Psycho III already in production, Perkins found out that he was HIV positive. Worried about his future in film, Perkins had long avoided getting tested but a fake story in The National Enquirer spreading rumors about him having HIV led him to find out the truth. Once the test confirmed the rumors, Perkins did his best to maintain his privacy until his death, at just 60 years old, in September 1992 from AIDS related pneumonia.

7 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were HIV Positive


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