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Jack Black Reveals He Lost His Big Brother To AIDS

"Autism Is Awesomism" to Benefit "The Miracle Project" Concert With Jack Black and Stephan Stills at the Grove, Los Angels, CA on October 4, 2011

I have two gay siblings: my big sister, Rachel, and my big brother, Howard. He was a big influence on me. He took me to my first rock concert. I was 11; he was 23. He was so vibrant, creative, amazing. He shaped my taste in music. [Death] didn’t happen quickly. We all saw the deterioration. He was only 31. So very young. We were robbed of something precious. It was devastating. It was hard for all of us, but it was hardest for my mom when we lost Howard. She’s never really recovered.”

Jack Black speaking about the impact the death of his older brother had on his family to Parade magazine