This artcicle by Bruce Ward first appeared in full in POZ.com here.
October 2nd, 2015, marks the 30th anniversary of Rock Hudson's death.
On July 16th, 1985, Hudson appeared at a press conference on Doris Day's ranch in Carmel, California, to promote Day's new TV cable show. The once-virile and muscular actor had not been seen publicly for a number of months, and his gaunt and frail appearance with Day, his former movie co-star, was shocking to the nation. He was a shadow of his former matin