Gold is best known for the 2007 single “Where The Music Takes You.” Throughout the course of his career, he released seven albums and collaborated with Boy George, Diana Ross, and Cyndi Lauper, among others.
His self-titled album was released in 2001, followed by “Space Under Sun” with the single “Fan-Tastic,” which he dedicated to Madonna in 2004. His songs transformed into hits on the dance floor.
As Gold continued to write music, he also worked on the 2006 documentary “Fabulous!” as the music supervisor and composer. The Story of Queer Cinema.” He would appear in RuPaul’s “Starbooty,” a year later.
Besides music, not only through music but through his advocacy within the LGBTQ community, Gold spent time celebrating his gay pride. He partnered with homeless gay teens and helped raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.
According to various sources, he died after a long struggle with leukemia.
Deeply saddened over the passing of trailblazing queer artist Ari Gold. Gold released 7 albums & paved the way for many out artists since the early 2000s, with his music video “Wave of You” being the 1st video by an out LGBTQ+ artist to premiere on @logotv. Rest in power, Ari. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tuXbzhIAId