'227' Star Alaina Reed Hall Lost Her On-Screen & Real Life Husband Kevin Peter Hall Shortly after Wedding Due to Doctors' Mistake

Alaina Reed Hall was separated from her husband Kevin Peter shortly after their wedding when he lost his life to AIDS. She knew he was positive however could not bring herself to leave him. Get familiar with their romantic love story. 

Kevin Peter's handsome face was not too well known in the acting circles, but the roles he played remain unforgettable to this day. He was an extremely tall man who found acceptance on stage even though he often had to wear a mask as he acted. 

He lost his life to AIDS at the age of 35, and while his death shocked his many fans, his wife Alaina Reed received the brunt of it as she shared a deep bond with the versatile actor. Let's take a look inside their love story. 

Alaina Reed attends the NBC Television Affiliates Party on August 7, 1988 at the Registry Hotel in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Alaina Reed attends the NBC Television Affiliates Party on August 7, 1988 at the Registry Hotel in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images

WHO WAS KEVIN PETER? 

Kevin Peter was an actor known for his versatility and professionalism. His most famous roles include the one he played in "Harry and the Henderson," "Predator I," and its sequel "Predator II." 

He was born to tall parents and was the tallest of his seven equally tall siblings. Because of his height, he stood out, and all the attention he attracted morphed him into an introvert with a heart of gold. 

Kevin Peter Hall attends the NBC Affiliates Party on May 12, 1985 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Kevin Peter Hall attends the NBC Affiliates Party on May 12, 1985 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Before his acting career took off, Peter tried his hand at basketball — he could most probably have excelled at the game, which favors tall people; however, after playing in Venezuela for a year, he decided he did not like the sport. 

He returned to the US, where he became one half of a comedy double act in Los Angeles. He did that until a casting agent eventually scouted him, and that was the beginning of his career as an actor. 

Kevin Peter Hall attends the NBC Affiliates Party on May 12, 1985 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Kevin Peter Hall attends the NBC Affiliates Party on May 12, 1985 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California | Photo: Getty Images

ACTING WAS VERY THERAPEUTIC FOR HIM

Given his height, it is no surprise that he found it hard to fit in with the crowd. However, acting as an escape that allowed him to become other people was a very therapeutic experience. 

During his time there, he underwent a blood transfusion; however, the needle that was used had been contaminated with AIDS. 

He also got scouted at precisely the right moment — it was an era where monster movies and sci-fi TV were all the rave, and because of his 7 ft 2 height, he found himself in popular demand. 

Kevin Peter Hall and Alaina Reed attend the "She Loves Me!" Opening Night Performance on July 2, 1987 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Kevin Peter Hall and Alaina Reed attend the "She Loves Me!" Opening Night Performance on July 2, 1987 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

His debut in the acting industry began with the role he played in the 1979 film titled "Prophecy." Still, the project was so terrible the director John Frankenheimer publicly blamed his alcoholism for how bad it was. 

He went on to act in different other monster films, most of which he played the villain, and at some point even referred to himself as the "Robert Redford of the monster squad." He believed the roles were fun even though they demanded a lot physically. 

Alaina Reed, Kevin Peter Hall and children attend the "Predator 2" Westwood Premiere on November 19, 1990 at the Avco Center Cinemas in Westwood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Alaina Reed, Kevin Peter Hall and children attend the "Predator 2" Westwood Premiere on November 19, 1990 at the Avco Center Cinemas in Westwood, California | Photo: Getty Images

HIS MARRIAGE TO ALAINA REED

Peter and the woman he would come to call his wife were both partners on screen and eventually in reality. They tied the knot after a year-long courtship in a private ceremony attended by their family and friends. 

At the time of the marriage, Reed already had two kids from a previous relationship, and Peter was the father to one boy named Shawn, who served as his best man. 

The actress' children, Tonya and André, served as the flower girl and ring bearer, respectively. The two kicked off their married relationship with a romantic two-week honeymoon in the Caribbean. 

Alaina Reed attends the Second Annual Women in Film Festival Closing Night - Women in Film's First Annual Luminas Awards on November 16, 1986 | Photo: Getty Images

Alaina Reed attends the Second Annual Women in Film Festival Closing Night - Women in Film's First Annual Luminas Awards on November 16, 1986 | Photo: Getty Images

THE MISTAKE THAT COST HIM HIS LIFE 

In 1990, Peter got involved in a car accident that had him sequestered in the hospital. During his time there, he underwent a blood transfusion; however, the needle that was used had been contaminated with AIDS. 

This essentially got him infected with the deadly disease that killed him less than a year later. His wife had known about his diagnosis; when he told her about it, she had decided she would remain by his side because she loved him.

 Alaina Reed and Kevin Peter Hall attend the Pre-Dinner Party for the "Broadway Applauds Lincoln Center" Gala on April 13, 1986 at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Alaina Reed and Kevin Peter Hall attend the Pre-Dinner Party for the "Broadway Applauds Lincoln Center" Gala on April 13, 1986 at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

In the past, she also dismissed rumors that he contracted the disease because he was gay, stating that people "would always find something to talk about." The talented actress who played Olivia Robinson on "Sesame Street" for a dozen years found love again with a man named Amini in 2008. 

Reed passed away more than three decades after her second husband did. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and drew her last breath at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 63. 

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