06 October 2020 18:39
Clark Middleton has died at the age of 63, after contracting mosquito-borne disease West Nile virus. The actor lost his battle with the little-known virus on Sunday October 4 2020, his wife Elissa confirmed. Clark Middleton was perhaps most famous for his role in Twin Peaks (Credit: Splash) What was Clark Middleton famous for? Clark starred in dozens of TV shows and films over his impressive 30 year career. Clark played Charlie in the 2017 series Twin Peaks.
Most recently, he starred in The Blacklist as Glen Carter. He portrayed a variety of weird and wonderful characters in TV dramas such as American Gods, The Path, Fringe and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Who did Clark Middleton play in Twin Peaks? Clark Middleton played Charlie in Twin Peaks. Clark Middleton as Charlie in Twin Peaks (Credit: HBO) Read more: Life BBC: Viewers hail new BBC drama as 'brilliant television' What did Clark Middleton die of?
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease, and is from the same virus strand as the Zika virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by mosquitoes in many countries, and there is no vaccine. Some people develop mild flu-like symptoms, nausea and skin rash. Clark Middleton and wife Elissa (Credit: Splash) Very young and elderly people, and people with conditions like diabetes are more at risk of developing severe infection. Signs of a severe infection can include flu-like symptoms, muscle weakness, confusion and seizures.
After confirming her husband's death, Elissa tweeted: "Hi. Elissa here, Clark's wife. "I cannot count the number of times he said 'Give the world your best and the best will come back to you', quoting his father Mel. And he meant it! Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix. Actor, director and producer Clark Middleton, who appeared in "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "The Blacklist" and "Snowpiercer," died Sunday as a result of West Nile Virus, his wife Elissa confirmed. "My dad refused to let me quit," Middleton wrote in a 2017 blog post for the Arthritis Foundation. LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Actor, director and producer Clark Middleton, who appeared in "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "The Blacklist" and "Snowpiercer," died Sunday as a result of West Nile virus, his wife Elissa confirmed. "With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a life eminently worthy of celebration: Clark Tinsley Middleton, 63 - beloved actor, writer, director, teacher, hero, husband, beacon, friend," Elissa wrote. "Clark transitioned on October 4th as a result of West Nile Virus, for which there is no known cure. Clark was a beautiful soul who spent a lifetime defying limits and advocating for people with disabilities." On television, Middleton appeared in recurring roles on "Law & Order," "Twin Peaks" and, most recently, "The Blacklist," where he played the irritable DMV boss Glen Carter. On the 2017 Showtime revival of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks," he played Charlie, the sleepy husband of Audrey (Sherilyn Fenn). It was the sort of world I thought I could fit in as an actor. Clark Middleton and Megan Boone in "The Blacklist." NBC Throughout his career, Middleton worked with prominent directors including Quentin Tarantino in "Kill Bill Vol. 2," Ang Lee in "Taking Woodstock," Bong Joon Ho in "Snowpiercer" and Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez in "Sin City." Among his big-screen credits was Academy Award-winning "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." Middleton began working as an actor in New York in 1983, making his theatrical debut in three plays with late Emmy award-winning actor and Broadway star Geraldine Page. In the past 30 years, his extensive stage experience took him across the country, where he performed in major theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, including his one-person critically acclaimed play "Miracle Mile." He also created roles for playwrights Sam Shepard, John Guare and John Belluso, among others. Middleton, a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, taught acting for more than 20 years in New York City. "The Blacklist" writer Jon Bokenkamp said in a statement, "I'm heartbroken. Besides being a truly unique and gifted actor, Clark was simply an incredible guy in every way. He was a whip-smart film nut. And he was insanely generous of spirit... I know his entire family at The Blacklist is devastated by this news. Clark was one of the good ones, and we lost him way too soon." He is survived by his wife Elissa, his brother Kirby Middleton and his mother Sue Perior. "The Blacklist" actor, Clark Middleton, reportedly passes away after contracting West Nile Virus Clark Middleton passed away Sunday after contracting West Nile Virus, according to his wife, Elissa. Clark Middleton, an actor known for his roles in "The Blacklist" and "Twin Peaks" passed away Sunday, CNN reports. Middleton's wife, Elissa, confirmed the tragic news Monday, saying he died after contracting West Nile Virus. "Thank you for your love and support for My Mister," Elissa Middleton said in a post on Twitter. He is in the light, happy and free, and sends love." Hi. Elissa here, Clark's wife. I cannot count the number of times he said "Give the world your best and the best will come back to you," quoting his father Mel. And he meant it! He is in the light, happy and free, and sends love — Clark Middleton (@SparkMiddleton) October 6, 2020 Middleton frequently worked with iconic directors such as Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino. He also took the helm behind the camera by working as a director and producer on various projects. "I am so happy thinking of his newfound freedoms and I know his transition will be graced by the beautiful souls he loved who preceded him," Elissa Middleton added in a Facebook post. "We are so happy you loved him too and hope you will join us celebrating his remarkable life." Middleton was 63 years of age.