Brett Lykins

 

 

Age: 27

 

Summary: Georgia man whose fight against AIDS made him a national celebrity who attended the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation charity picnic annually and met Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Mel Gibson, Magic Johnson, and Shaquille O'Neal, who contracted the HIV virus from the life-saving blood transfusion he'd received after his premature birth, and who later became youth spokesperson for AIDS Walk Atlanta from 1991 to 2002, had carried the Olympic torch during the 1996 relay, and volunteered for the NAMES Project.

 

 

Cause of Death: AIDS

 

Born: April 28, 1980

 

Died: August 1, 2007

 

Location: Duluth, Georgia