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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Remembering Spencer Cox 1968 - 2012



Spencer Cox, who died earlier today at age 44 from AIDS-related causes, was an early spokesman for the AIDS activist organization, ACT UP, and a co-founder of TAG (Treatment Action Group). He was also featured in David France's recent documentary, How to Survive a Plague (you can watch France's final interview with him below).

Although I never met Spencer, we were Facebook friends - and he enjoyed my Tuesday Trivia contests here on DEEP DISH, answering my questions about such films as Burnt Offerings, The Omen, The Stepford Wives and Making Love (he won the last two). Our mutual love of the same pop culture brought us together, and I would like to think that wherever he is now, there is a DVD player with all of his favorite movies available for his viewing pleasure.

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