The last weeks Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes III, Salim Gauwloos, Jose Gutierez, Kevin Stea and Carlton Wilborn expand their “In Bed With Madonna” – adventure after 25 years without Madonna to promote the documentary “Strike A Pose” around the world, but what happens with the 7th dancer Gabriel Trupin?
At age 26, Gabriel died in December 1995 because of AIDS. He was 19 when he was Vogue-ing with Madonna and at that time already become the victim of the deadly disease. 7 years after Madonna “Love Won’t Protect You”advert.
His side of the story has been told by his mother. A beautiful way to pay tribute to him.
As Gabriel did, also Carlton Wilborn kept secret to Madonna that he got HIV. He was diagnosed in 1985 and told his family in 2006 and to the world in his autobiography “Front & Center”. Another book followed “I AM Empowered: Igniting Freedom, Courage and Healing!”. Carlton Wilborn released in 2004 an Album “A Call For The Warriors” and the song “The Walk Of Responsibility” seems to be a referation of his tragedy.
Salim Gauwloos tells his mother after the Blond Ambition Tour that he was HIV Positive. At age 18 it seems to be he was going to live for five years, but miracles do happens and during the making of the Strike A Pose Film he finally reveailed his Health secret.
For more information : http://www.strikeaposefilm.com/
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Front & Center: How I Learned To Live There Paperback – July 20, 2012
I AM Empowered: Igniting Freedom, Courage and Healing! Paperback – May 18, 2012
A Call For The Warriors -(CD)- Album (2008-04-01)
A Call For The Warriors (MP3) – Album
Truth Or Dare – Madonna (DVD)
In Bed With Madonna (DVD)