Mr. Pop History – That is correct – as Perkins died of AIDS back in 1992. His wife, Berry Berenson, had no idea how he became infected, but later it was revealed he was gay – even had a pre-marriage liaison with music great Leonard Bernstein.
She would perish in a 9-11 plane.
If we only had the medications we had today. Back in the 1980′s and 1990′s, AIDS was certain death.