PLAYWRIGHT AND AIDS ACTIVIST LARRY KRAMER DIES

He was drawing attention to the AIDS crisis, long before it was common knowledge and led the public fight to secure medical treatment, acceptance and civil rights for AIDS victims.

Larry Kramer wrote “The Normal Heart” for the stage and the screenplay for the film “Women in Love,” but was best known for founding the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP.

Kramer died of pneumonia.

He was 84