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'Real World' Star Sean Sasser

Pedro Zamora's Boyfriend

Dead at 44

8/8/2013 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0808-sean-sasser-pedro-zamoraSean Sasser -- who famously dated "Real World" star and AIDS activist Pedro Zamora back in the '90s -- has died after batting a rare form of lung cancer.

Sasser frequently appeared on MTV's "The Real World: San Francisco" ... and participated in a commitment ceremony with Pedro, before Zamora passed away from an AIDS-related illness in 1994. Sasser was HIV positive.

Judd Winick -- who also appeared on the show with Sean and Pedro -- broke the news of Sean's passing on his Twitter page Tuesday night ... saying:

"Our friend Sean Sasser has died. Our love goes out to his family & husband Michael. We will miss u so much."

Sasser was 44.

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tym    

a guy who dated a guy from some old cheesey show deserves "breaking news" or is it because a gay guy died that makes it more important than if a straight guy died?

442 days ago
17.

romba    

If he hadn't taken so many poz loads in his swollen, abraded rectum he wouldn't have this problem, would he?

442 days ago
18.

Salvatore    

So sorry to hear of Sean's passing! I watched him and Pedro back in the '90s, and always thought he seemed like such a nice, ethical person with a lot of integrity. I'm sorry that he had to succumb to cancer after all he went through...very sad.

442 days ago
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livinlikeimgolden    

To Romba: Sean died with dignity and respect. You live in ignorance and stupidity. Sean lived proud to be who he was, and loved to encourage people to be proud of who they were. You live in ignorance and fear. So scared people will figure out who you REALLY are, that you push people away through your insecure bullying. I have found though that those who have such hatred towards people they don't know are usually running from the fact that the one they hate is actually themselves. I hope you slow down and look in the mirror. Everyone is incredible. Our uniqueness is what makes this world fantastic.

442 days ago
20.

Jericho Morton    

Not sure he is a 'saint'. Being concerned about others afflicted with the same deadly plague you have is hardly saintly. For the sake of practising safe sex and avoiding dangerous infective processes like unprotected oral and anal sodomy, he would have avoided the deadly, lifelong incurable disease. This did not happen by accident, it happened after years of unsafe sexual activity. That's what happened. Cogito ergo sum. But how do we make these folks think and act to prevent the spread? We have had an experiment for decades of encouraging 'safe sex' amongst those who claim they are incapable of stopping. They like it, they claim it is their nature. Then so be it, but then you will have to be 'made' not to spread it, right? Not trustworthy, nor caring or compassionate. Not loving or safe. We better start thinking...

442 days ago
21.

Timmy Boy    

Bet it was AIDS

442 days ago
22.

Carl    

That is sad to hear. He and Pedro were one of the first openly gay couples shown on tv. They played an important role in changing society's mindset about gays over the past 20 years.

442 days ago
23.

indaknow    

Rare form of lung cancer = AIDS

442 days ago
24.

Twoshay    

The best real world ever, San Francisco!! I loved Pedro. Can't believe how young he's lover was. Now him and Pedro can be together again.

442 days ago
25.

indaknow    

LIVINLIKEIMGOLDEN (Sean died with dignity and respect) REALLY! Calling other posters ignorant and insecure because they post there beliefs is hideous and ignorant on your part. People have the right to post their opinions just like you do. You can't be a cyber bully and attack people because they do not agree with your opinions. As for Sean, you martyr him and you make him out to be a pioneer of the gay movement. When in reality all he ever did is swallow a load of Pedro's infected semen and God only knows how many other people he has infected to date.

442 days ago
26.

KARMA K    

RIP Sean, sorry to his family and friends! No matter who you are or what you do in this life, the loss of someone you care about, hurts! People need to stop being so hateful, a man is dead!

442 days ago
27.

Rainbow Bright    

Awe... I liked Sean. RIP

442 days ago
28.

Viper652    

RIP. He seemed like a really nice dude on Real World. Total opposite of Puck

442 days ago
29.

I DON'T GIVE A F    

RIP Sean thank you for sharing part of your life with us.

442 days ago
30.

Timmy Boy    

Seems like Pedro has a big hole to fill (pun intended)

442 days ago
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