Willie Short

August 9 1986

Age 36, Houston, AIDS

We do not know if Willie Short was gay, but a photo of him
appearing in the August 1987 issue of Newsweek inspired a country song.
Here are links to two articles that talk about that,
from the Washington Post and CMT
And,versions of the song by the writer, John Jennings
and Mary Chapin Carpenter

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