Larry Kramer, Iconic AIDS Activist, Dead at 84

The world is mourning the death of renowned New York City AIDS activist Larry Kramer.

The HIV-positive activist and playwright died at the age of 84.

His husband, David Webster, told the New York Times that Larry had been suffering from pneumonia.

After authoring several books, Larry co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1981 to address the lack of federal support around the HIV epidemic.

In 1985, he wrote the play The Normal Heart, a fictionalized retelling of his time spent with GMHC. The work has since become a modern American classic.

He will be missed.