Hydeia Broadbent, an activist who spent her entire life spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS, died in February 2024 aged 39. Loren Broadbent, Hydeia’s father, announced the news on social media, praising her daughter’s tireless activism. Though reports say she died in her Las Vegas home, they don’t provide a cause and manner of death.

Hydeia Broadbent was not married; she was friends for life with Tyler Small

Hydeia Broadbent was not married. Some outlets erroneously claim that her husband was Tyler Small. However, there’s no evidence to support that claim. 

Small and Hydeia met as children and bonded over their shared struggles with HIV/AIDS. At age nine, the pair promised to be friends for life.