American HIV sufferer who created the famed Dallas Buyers Club in an effort to distribute medicine to others suffering from HIV. The final years of his life were dramatized in the critically-acclaimed 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club.
He was born in Dallas and worked as an electrician.
At one point, he sued the Food and Drug Administration after they banned a drug he was using to treat his HIV.
He was divorced three times and had a daughter named Yvette.
He was portrayed in Dallas Buyers Club by Matthew McConaughey, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.