20 Years Ago Today: MTV’s The Real World Star Pedro Zamora Died

20 years ago today, Pedro Zamora (star of MTV’s The Real World San Francisco) died.

Zamora broke new ground as the first openly HIV positive person on television. Zamora also shared his commitment ceremony to boyfriend Sean Sasser with the world, a television history first.

He died of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a rare brain disease that affected many with AIDS.

Gone too soon; his impact on the world still felt today.