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AIDS Activist Sasser Dies of Mesothelioma

Sean Sasser, who first came to attention as the boyfriend of MTV star Pedro Zamora in 1994, has died of mesothelioma at the age of 44. Sasser was not a full cast member of MTV’s popular The Real World: San Francisco but Zamora, one of the first openly-gay men on American television, was. Their televised marriage ceremony in 1994 became what CNN calls “a landmark moment in TV history”.  After Zamora died of AIDS a year later, Sasser went on to become an outspoken AIDS activist and a notable pastry chef. Sasser himself had lived with AIDS for more than 25 years. He was diagnosed with Stage IV mesothelioma in June, following a blood test which revealed an “abnormality”. Mesothelioma, … Continue reading AIDS Activist Sasser Dies of Mesothelioma »