Larry Kramer, a noted author and playwright who fought for aggressive action to conquer the AIDS epidemic, died Wednesday morning in Manhattan.
He was 84. His husband, David Webster, said the cause was pneumonia. Kramer first became aware of the disease after friends living next door in New York died. “No one was saying anything,” he later recounted. “I often make the comparison with a war reporter whose parachute drops behind enemy lines and he realizes he’s faced with the greatest story he