Roger Jean-Claude Mbede
Summary: Cameroonian gay rights icon who was jailed for sending a suggestive text message to another man after he was arrested in March 2011 and convicted in April under a Cameroonian law that imposes up to five years in prison for homosexual acts when he received a three-year sentence, but who had been recently released on medical grounds.
Cause of Death: Complications from an infected hernia
Died: January 10, 2014
Location: Ngoumou, Cameroon