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Ask Jacky… Did Howard E. Rollins Die From Aids?

February 8th, 2012

Jacky,

Do you have any ideal how Howard Rollins died? Some people say aids, some say pneumonia. Did you ever meet him?

Thanks

I never met Howard E. Rollins, but I’m told the actor used to shoot up cocaine and had a thing for cross-dressing and off camera was a flamboyant homosexual. People I’ve spoken to that knew Rollin’s, say he really liked intravenous drugs.

It’s long been reported that Rollins died of lymphoma, the claim he died from Aids, while possible, has never been conclusively determined and any claim otherwise is just speculation.

On a side note: In my opinion, Howard Rollins was great in the movie “Soldier’s Story”.

Hope I answered your question!

Yours Truly,

Jacky J.



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37 Responses to “Ask Jacky… Did Howard E. Rollins Die From Aids?”

  1. nate |

    Never heard of him.

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    Nu2u Reply:

    WHAT!? You must be young lol. Born in the mid-late 80′s, I presume?
    In the Heat of the Night.
    A Soldier’s Story–One of Denzel’s earliest, if not the first. GREAT movie!

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  2. manchild |

    met him way back in the day on Monroe Street in Bmore copping drugs. The word in Bmore is that he died from od…much like Carroll O’Connor son did which is why he lasted on Heat of the Night as long as he did. Carroll felt sorry for him. Never heard he had aids. Anyway this was almost 20 yrs ago so…yeah youngbucks wont know this story at all.

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    luVn_liFe Reply:

    That was Carrol Oconner’s son that died from an OD

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    Anonymous Reply:

    O’Connor’s son committed suicide. Shot himself in head.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    But he had a drug problem.

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  3. Bigger |

    Check out a film called Ragtime. Mr. Rollins was nominated for an Oscar, for his role. He was kind of a sad story, and In The Heat Of The Night’s set must have been one wild place to be. I do agree, his work in A Soldier’s Story was masterful.

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    FaReelDoe Reply:

    Both Ragtime and Soldier’s Story were excellent.

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  4. MRS.N.LEWIS |

    ME AND MY MOM LOVE THAT MOVIE. MY MOM ALWAYS SAYS THAT BACK THEN (AND EVEN NOW) PEOPLE SAY THEIR LOVED ONES DIED FROM PNEUMONIA OR A FORM OF CANCER TO HIDE THE FACT THAT THEY HAD AIDS. I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE WITH AIDS TEND TO GET PNEUMOCYSTIS THAT CAUSES PNEUMONIA

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  5. MRS.N.LEWIS |

    UGH MY GRANDMA DID TOO AND I HATED THAT SHOW!

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  6. sunni-daze |

    Well lymphoma and pneumonia are effects of the HIV/AIDs virus. So it is plausible.

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    Jacky Jasper Reply:

    Rollins used to shoot up on the set “Heat Of The Night”

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    paul Reply:

    no jacky can’t believe that

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I had to shoot up just to be able to watch that boring show.

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  7. Reelist |

    Why is its than when a well known person dies of aids people cover it up saying they died of drugs or pneumonia. Im not say all but ive noticed a few whose cause of death is blurred as not ot reveal the fact they died of Aids especially the older ;old school’ celebs.

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    Anon Reply:

    I never got that either. Just be honest. Eazy-E admitted it. I always believed Howard died from AIDS.

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    luVn_liFe Reply:

    What about Bernie Mack he had sarcoidosis,but died from complications of Pneumonia

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    FaReelDoe Reply:

    Please don’t throw him in there… I don’t even want to THINK that. I loved his comedy. I cried when he passed.

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    Optimistic Reply:

    My mom had sarcoidosis back in the day and pneumonia is common with it and no she didn’t die from aids it was a combination or the pneumonia , sarcoidosis and cardiac arrest. Just thought I’d share!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You never die from AIDs – it compromises your immune system to where you succumb to opportunistic diseases, pneumocystis pneumonia, lymphoma, all sorts of things a normal immune system can defeat.

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  8. Chun Li Kwan |

    omg..Monroe St? near North?

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  9. MEME |

    My brother had sarcoidosis before having his lungs transplanted and pnemonia is one of the main complications of having that disease. There is so little known about the origian of this disease. Doctors have said that it usually happens to people who work in mines, who grew up around pine trees, and etc. I just know that my family was blessed by another family who made a decision to donate their love ones organs, so that my brother would have the gift of life. This dreadful disease that plagued my brother from childhood to adulthood.

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  10. Nu2u |

    Okay, don’t know what happened to my response to nate, but…
    Soldier’s Story was possibly the 1st movie Denzel acted in. GREAT movie! I always heard he died of AIDS way back then. He and the other character in the movie…the one that committed suicide in jail?

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  11. MzConnie |

    I adored Howard Rollins and had wondered what happened to him.Everything that I have googled says the poor fella passed from AIDS related lymphoma.He was known to dress and act a bit on the flamboyant side off the set.Also he was never married and had no children.Could have been gay,so what.He was a wonderful actor as far as I am concerned.

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  12. anon |

    When Men contract AIDS, there’s a questioning of their sexuality,that’s why folks who contract it always release to the public…” He died of pnumonia or whatever illness”
    AIDS breaks down the immune system making you suscetible (?) To otner illness like a common cold or flu virus.
    Even homosexuals who are AIDS infected tend to be coy about the actual cause so the parlay in to a secondary illness.
    This guy died of AIDS related complications,etc.

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  13. anon |

    Y’all check out Soldier’s Story , you’ll see a young Denzel in the story, he plays a pivitol role.
    Not his biggest fan but I respect his game,Denzel came up during the 80′s were brothas prettymuch were the “black guy” in the movie.Nice to see that he hung in there til the end unlike his contempoparies.

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  14. whowannacheckme |

    Its always gonna be some form of cancer or pnuemomia but I always heard it was Aids and he was Iv drug user. I also use to watch in the heat of the night

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  15. whowannacheckme |

    Its always gonna be some form of cancer or pnuemomia but I always heard it was Aids and he was Iv drug user. I also use to watch in the heat of the night and he was also on a interview on tv many years ago and he was dressed in drag

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  16. crazychris |

    he died of aids, he was a druggie and weas arrested numerous times til carroll o connor goit tired of him and he fired him.

    tim allen used to smoke crack on the set of home improvement.

    nothing to hear about celebs being high while filming or off camera.

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  17. Heatofthenight Fan |

    I was watching an episode which guest starred O.J Simpson as Styles. Anyway, in the opening it showcased Howard talking to the chief and I thought I saw eyeshadow and that his eyebrows looked trimmed. I was shocked.. but I figured maybe it looked that way cause he was such a dark shade. but when I looked more closely at his interactionswith his wife I was like.. something is not sitting right with this guy.

    so I am shocked to come here after all these years and find out he was gay. I must admit as a child watching the show I did not like him. there was just something about him. now I see why.

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    Snoopy Reply:

    And this is why you did not like him? Really?

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  18. Cheryl |

    Regardless of whether he was gay or not, died from aids or not…. he was a GREAT actor. I would watch anything he played in because I knew it was going to be good. I LUV in the heat of the night although it was not the same after Howard left. I truly miss him on screen.

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  19. Anonymous |

    Howard Rollins was a brilliant actor with many demons. He was a cross-dressing drug-taking flaming homosexual. Always heard he died of AIDS related complications. Pneumonia was a typical complication of AIDS.

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  20. pooh |

    ya’ll are mean people. stop judging and trying to figure out someone’s life

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    Snoopy Reply:

    It’s amazing how people will tear others apart. They can see everything but this man’s talent. Some people need to do a careful self-inventory before they open their mouths to criticize others.

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  21. Portia Matthews |

    I just want to comment about the condition sarcaradosis, the same illness of the late Bernie Mack. unfortunatel my oldest & late sister Mrs Gay Nell Simpson who past away in October 2000. At the time of her diagnosis which was in the mid 1980′s by a dermitologist, so very little was known about, the most we knew was it wasn’t life threatening. that wasn’t the case she died from it because her lungs had deterioated from it. My family & I donated her organs as well as donated tissues so that more could be learned about it.
    One of the responder’s stated that if they were around coal mines or pine trees when growing up. We grew up in the south ( Alabama ) no coal mines. Gaye Nell lived & died in Chicago, Ill @ Nortwestern Hospital same as Bernie Mack.

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