Mathilde Krim

 

 

Age: 91

 

Summary: AIDS researcher and founding chairman of the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) who galvanized worldwide support in the early fight against the deadly disease, who was a geneticist with experience in cancer research when AIDS first surfaced in the early 1980's and mobilized a vast army of celebrities and others to help raise money and to lessen the disease's stigma over the next several decades, who in 2000 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S.

 

 

Cause of Death: In her sleep

 

Born: July 9, 1926

 

Died: January 15, 2018

 

Location: King's Point, New York