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Happening Out Television Network Host and Trailblazing Queer Artist, Ari Gold, Dies at Age 47

Happening Out Television Network guest and host,, New York City-based dance artist Ari Gold has died at age 47. Having just celebrated his birthday earlier this month, the death comes after a long battle with cancer. Many have posted their condolences online.
Gold released seven albums as a part of his career. He released music as an out gay artist and started his career in the early 2000s. He is best known for “Where the Music Takes You,” which featured Sasha Allen. His music video “Wave of You,” released in 2004 was the first video by an out LGBTQ+ artist to world-premiere on Logo. He went by names like Sir Ari and GoldNation in addition to Ari Gold. Gold had a battle with cancer and in late 2019 was declared cancer-free. The same day he received that diagnosis he did an interview with RuPaul for his podcast called A Kiki From the Cancer Ward. In the series, Gold was interviewing close friends and others who visited him while hospitalized — Ru’s interview was the first conducted outside of the hospital, in the musician’s Lower East Side apartment. Ari appeared on It’s Happening Out as both a host and a guest interview. He was close friends with our Producer and new anchor of HappeningOut.travel Show, David Hopkins. I famously interviewed Ari as we was recovering from Cancer treatment while he was in bed. Ari Gold was a trailblazer for the LGBTQ community and will be missed.

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