German musicians who died due to HIV/AIDS

Here are 2 famous musicians from Germany died in HIV/AIDS:

Kurt Raab

Kurt Raab (July 20, 1941 Kašperské Hory-June 28, 1988 Hamburg) otherwise known as Emma Kartoffel or Timmy Herrera was a German actor, production designer, screenwriter, playwright, film art director, film director, author and set decorator.

His albums: Kriminaltango (feat. Kurt Raab).

Kurt Raab was born on July 20, 1941, in Kašperské Hory, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). He began his acting career in Munich in the 1960s, where he worked with filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder on several productions. Raab and Fassbinder formed a close collaboration and friendship, with Raab often appearing in Fassbinder's films and taking on other roles beyond acting, such as production designer and screenwriter.

In addition to his work in film, Raab was also a prolific stage actor and playwright, with several of his works produced at Munich's Kammerspiele theater. He also directed a few of his own plays and films.

Despite his success in the arts, Raab struggled with substance abuse and depression. He died by suicide on June 28, 1988, in Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 46. His legacy lives on through his numerous contributions to cinema and theater.

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Klaus Nomi

Klaus Nomi (January 24, 1944 Immenstadt-August 6, 1983 New York City) a.k.a. Klaus Sperber or Nomi, Klaus was a German singer.

His albums include Klaus Nomi, Eclipsed: The Best of Klaus Nomi, The Star Collection, Encore!, Simple Man, Klaus Nomi, Za Bakdaz, In Concert, Cold Song 2013 and Cold Song 2013 (Remixes). Genres he performed include New Wave, Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Disco, Experimental music, Cabaret and Baroque music.

Klaus Nomi rose to fame in the New York City underground music scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was known for his androgynous appearance, wearing dramatic makeup and often sporting a triangular hairstyle. His performances were theatrical and avant-garde, and he incorporated elements of opera and classical music into his stage shows.

Nomi's unique style and captivating performances quickly gained him a cult following, and he became a fixture at clubs like CBGB and the Mudd Club. He caught the attention of David Bowie, who invited him to perform backup vocals on his album "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)".

Tragically, Nomi was diagnosed with AIDS in 1982 and passed away the following year at the age of 39. His influence on the New Wave and synthpop genres continues to be felt today, and his innovative approach to music and performance has inspired countless artists over the years.

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