It is a mosquito-borne disease, for which there is no known cure. He was 63 years old.
The actor Clark Middleton, known for his roles in films such as Kill Bill 2 or Snowpiercer and series such as Twin Peaks, Fringe or The Blacklist, died last Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 63 years old.
His wife Elissa was in charge of confirming the news and confessed that Clark Middleton passed away after catching West Nile virus. An infectious disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Most patients do not experience symptoms, but if the virus enters the brain its effects can be fatal.
“With heavy hearts we announce the end of life eminently worthy of celebration: Clark Tinsley Middleton, 63. Beloved actor, writer, director, teacher, hero, husband, beacon, friend,” Elissa wrote on social media.
“Clark left us on October 4 as a result of the West Nile virus, for which there is no known cure. Clark was a beautiful soul who spent his entire life pushing boundaries and advocating for people with disabilities, “said the interpreter’s wife.
“I’m heartbroken. Besides being a truly unique and talented actor, Clark was just an amazing guy in every way,” said the writer of The Blacklist Jon Bokenkamp in a statement posted on his social networks.
“He was a movie fanatic. He loved his work with passion. And his spirit was incredibly generous … I know his entire family in The Blacklist she is devastated by this news. Clark was one of the good guys, and we lost him too soon, “he lamented. In that fiction he played an irritable boss, Glen Carter.
Middleton lived her entire life with rheumatoid arthritis that was diagnosed at age 4. She experienced injuries derived from this disease that worsened over the years. She ended up walking with a cane and with minimal movement to her neck.
Still, he became a popular face to audiences in both film and television throughout his nearly 40-year career.
He began working as an actor in New York in 1983. In his Broadway debut, he played Hugo in the Tony-nominated revival of The Iceman Cometh with Denzel Washington. Additionally, he worked on three plays with the late Emmy Award-winning actor and Broadway star Geraldine Page.
The work that gave him popularity was in the series Law and order, where he participated in several chapters during three seasons playing Ellis, a forensic technician. Then came papers in Sin City by Robert Rodríguez and Kill Bill 2 by Quentin Tarantino. Later he was added to highly popular series such as C.S.I., Fringe, Gotham Y American Gods.
The actor was part of Birdman, a film written by the Argentines Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bó and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
In the past 30 years, his extensive theatrical experience took him across the country, where he performed in major theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, including his critically acclaimed one-man play. Miracle Mile. She also created roles for playwrights Sam Shepard, John Guare, and John Belluso, among others.