Clark Middleton the actor known for his memorable roles on ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘The Black List’ passed away on Sunday at the age of 63 after being diagnosed with the exotic West Nile Virus.
As The New York Post reports:
“Thank you for your love and support for My Mister,” his partner Elissa Middleton confirmed Monday on Twitter. “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.”
Best known for his work in “The Blacklist,” “Twin Peaks” and “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” the Hollywood veteran was fortunate to work with some of the best directors in the industry, including Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Ang Lee and Richard Linklater.
“Today, I'm thinking about the great Clark Middleton … Clark did such a great job. I loved working with him. I feel for his family and friends. He was such a good guy.”
—David Lynch responds to the passing of @SparkMiddleton in today’s Weather Report. #DavidLynch #ClarkMiddleton pic.twitter.com/KfcYwSzqjQ
— Twin Peaks³⁰ (@ThatsOurWaldo) October 6, 2020
“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 also said on Facebook. “We are so happy you loved him too and hope you will join us celebrating his remarkable life.”
She later asked fans to support the Clark Middleton Memorial Fund for arthritis research in his honor.
Clark Middleton, the actor best known for "Twin Peaks" and "The Blacklist," has died at the age of 63 after contracting West Nile virus. Rest in peace. ? https://t.co/HMnwKKQUtF pic.twitter.com/mXRfbeLpYv
— IMDb (@IMDb) October 6, 2020
Middle suffered from a rare form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis which stunted his growth at a young age and caused him significant pain throughout his life.