HIV-positive comedian Mike DeStefano died March 6 from a heart attack, People reports. He was 44 years old. He had just finished a run of shows called Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy and was readying for a one-man show called Cherry Tree in the Bronx. DeStefano also was a former POZ columnist, and he was a finalist on the reality TV show Last Comic Standing. His comedy was influenced by his experiences in overcoming heroin addiction and the death of his wife.

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Here are his POZ columns:
More Life: Even Tough Guys Get HIV
Wheels of Love”  
Clean and Sober”   
hiv and Me” 
A River Ran Through Him