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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
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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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46.

mike    

2000+ black youths murdered in Chicago in 5 years and TMZ doesn't blink an eye. 1 gay black dude dies and they're bawling like babies. Pathetic.

254 days ago
47.

tinkstoys    

Watching real world as a young women when Pedro and Sean got together I remember thinking what a great couple they are, Then I thought This is really going to help change how society looks at gay couples. I hope they both realized what a tremendous effect they had on the beginning of change in this world. R.I.P Sean Condolences to Micheal.

254 days ago
48.

SunnyAutumn    

So sad. He seemed like a really great guy. RIP. I still don't believe in being gay.

254 days ago
49.

Mike    

Not going to diss the guy because I disagree with his sexual preference. Pedro and Sean via The Real World represented a lot of people who had no voice at the time. They came "out" at a time when it wasn't particularly convenient to do so and Pedro and Sean put a public face on the AIDS crisis. And of course we were all also introduced to Puck...

So be a Puck and blow a snot rocket if you need to do so, but Sean and Pedro were a couple of the good guys in this world and that needs to be said no matter if you approve of their sexual preference or not.

RIP Sean

254 days ago
50.

Defiasnt*one    

WHO CARES, people day everyday.

254 days ago
51.

Toilethead    

That's what he gets for taking it up the butt.

254 days ago
52.

john    

***s

254 days ago
53.

Bridget    

Hmmm some people chose to write hateful/homophobic posts. You know one thing that gives me solace when I read that BS? In the future, when the history books look back at this time, you will be the villains.


Rest in peace Sean. He really seemed like a great guy. My sympathies to his family and friends.

254 days ago
54.

SLH    

TMZ is irresponsible for not reporting the truth; that this particular type of cancer is very commonly contracted by people with HIV/AIDS. Why are you trying to downplay the serious effects of AIDS? Medication or not It still kills people

254 days ago
55.

UserName    

Grats to him he got a extra year since the average life expectancy of a gay guy is 43.

253 days ago
56.

Boogie     

Good...he had AIDS anyway....sick of all of the gay agenda.

253 days ago
57.

Rob    

Bub Bye!

253 days ago
58.

manofwar777    

That's what he gets for being a ***got.Homosexuality ain't cool.

253 days ago
59.

MANOFWAR    

That's what he gets for being a ***got.Homosexuality is not cool.

253 days ago
60.

buttawitz    

DON"T CARE

252 days ago
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