RIP: Arpad Miklos Commits Suicide In New York
Arpad Miklos, the prolific gay porn star who appeared in over 100 films and scenes for virtually every single gay porn studio over the past 15 years, committed suicide last Sunday night. He was 45 years old.
The Hungarian-born performer’s first work was for Kristen Bjorn in 1995. From there, he went on to work with Falcon, Hot House, Colt, Raging Stallion, and countless others. In 2009, he courted controversy by appearing in his first “straight for pay” scene, in which he had sex with a woman.
Miklos was openly gay, and in 2010 was the model used on BUTT magazine beach towels sold at American Apparel. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each towel was donated to the Ali Forney Center.
The news of Arpad Miklos’ suicide was shared by a friend in a webcast hosted by publicist Howard Bragman.
Miklos’ suicide follows the equally tragic deaths of performer Josh Weston in December and director John Bruno in January. The Grabby, GayVN, and Hookie winning performer was known for his bearish and brooding good looks, which were of course belied by his gentle and sweet disposition.
Miklos was somewhat well known outside of porn, having gained considerable attention for his appearance in a music video for indie band Perfume Genius.