David Hampton


Age: 39


Summary: con artist who made news as a teenager in 1983 when he suckered his way into the houses of some of Manhattan's glitziest socialites by presenting himself as the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and whose life and story inspired the 1990 hit play Six Degrees of Separation and the 1995 movie starring Will Smith as Hampton.



Cause of Death: AIDS-related illness


Born: April 4, 1964


Died: July 18, 2003


Location: Passaic, New Jersey