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Gay Adult Film Star Arpad Miklos Dead at 45

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Arpad Mikos (aka Peter Kozma), a NYC-based gay adult film actor who appeared in more than 58 films, took his own life sometime on Sunday. Howard Bragman spoke with writer Randal Lynch and broke the news on his web show Gwissues.

Watch Bragman's interview with Lynch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Miklos, who was discovered in Hungary by Kristen Bjorn while working as a chemist, did charity work and also appeared in a 2012 music video for "Hood" by the artist Perfume Genius.

He was 45. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

(photo via flickr user nicecatch)

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  1. He didn't pass away. He died. At h his own hand. God I hate that stupid Victorian-era euphemism.

    Sad.

    Posted by: arrant | Feb 5, 2013 11:40:45 AM


  2. The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.

    The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

    Lamentations 5:14-15

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 5, 2013 11:43:15 AM


  3. This is so sad. He always struck me as an intelligent good humored person. What a loss.

    Posted by: nosleep4sam | Feb 5, 2013 11:46:04 AM


  4. This is very sad news. While I know everyone will think of him as a porn star, I had the opportunity to get to know him as a person. He was VERY bright and super thoughtful.

    His great challenge was getting a green card and was a key reason for entering porn in order to make fast money. He was a good man who I believe was a biologist or chemist in his home country.

    RIP.

    Posted by: Barton G | Feb 5, 2013 11:47:10 AM


  5. Is it just me, or does it feel like another porn star is dying every other week?

    Posted by: Jon B | Feb 5, 2013 11:48:43 AM


  6. Why are porn stars of general interest to the gay community? Seriously, is this considered part of our culture or common interest?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 5, 2013 11:49:11 AM


  7. I agree with Barton's comments.

    Met "Paul" on a blind date. He was even sexier in person than what most have come to know in his porn work-- as his little boy nature was front and center. That smirk. He was full of bright light.

    We had a great dinner together that was filled with conversation about world politics, his country, his life in Miami with an ex (a prof. at UofM) that had recently ended and his plans to move to NYC and career objectives. No mention of porn and no clue other than I thought he could be a porn star. It was before he hit big. The rest of the evening is mine. Sad news, indeed!

    Posted by: John | Feb 5, 2013 11:55:05 AM


  8. I agree with David!

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Feb 5, 2013 11:55:49 AM


  9. @David Hearne Yes. For better or worse, porn is part of the gay popular culture. Does it bother you?

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 5, 2013 11:55:56 AM


  10. David - yes. Straight men like their female porn stars, gay men like their male porn stars. Don't turn this into something it's not.

    I also heard Arpad was always a joy to work with. For such a big burly guy he never seemed to be one of those thuggish, angry porn stars. He was often playful and smiling. I didn't see any demons behind those eyes, but I guess I was wrong.

    Posted by: Robert | Feb 5, 2013 11:57:49 AM


  11. Yes, this is a common interest to many.

    Beautiful man...RIP

    Posted by: JohnP | Feb 5, 2013 11:57:51 AM


  12. what the hell? I have seen him at my gym and around the city. So sad.

    Posted by: J | Feb 5, 2013 11:58:40 AM


  13. he was dammm sexy...a REAL Masculine Man

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 5, 2013 11:58:45 AM


  14. I don't know why, but this surprises me. Maybe just because he didn't do BB porn and thus seemed level-headed and didn't seem like a steroid or drug freak. Plus he was hot.

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 5, 2013 11:59:39 AM


  15. Howard Bragman is so &#%*ing classy.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Feb 5, 2013 11:59:46 AM


  16. Such sad news.

    Posted by: Howard | Feb 5, 2013 12:07:01 PM


  17. It is starting to feel like someone needs to do an "It Gets Better" video specifically for the porn stars.

    Posted by: ATLJason | Feb 5, 2013 12:09:13 PM


  18. Another gay porn star kicks the bucket...It's the equivalent of saying the sun rose today...No wonder gay men have such a low life expectancy...The porn stars are helping to lower it for the rest.

    Posted by: lucas | Feb 5, 2013 12:09:31 PM


  19. I was really shocked when I came across this headline. I don't want to think about the circumstances that led him to take his own life, but if it matters anywhere at all, he will definitely be missed.

    He was an amazing performer and already was a porn legend. I've enjoyed everything he's been in, even the straight porn.

    It seems so crass to praise him through his porn work, but that's what he did, and that's how most people knew him through. Rest in peace.

    Posted by: Hugh | Feb 5, 2013 12:15:42 PM


  20. Is there any word on how he took his own life? I love life so much and never understand why anyone would think life was not worth living. All we have is life. No one knows what is beyond that so we should enjoy every minute of it while it is here.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Feb 5, 2013 12:23:48 PM


  21. David Hearne, why are you such a troll?

    Posted by: MateoM | Feb 5, 2013 12:26:58 PM


  22. @ATLJASON, It doesn't get better for them.

    Posted by: Fensox | Feb 5, 2013 12:27:24 PM


  23. Hugh- I think he had two sets of fans. Those that knew the man and those that knew the image of a man through gay porn. Fortunately, both are equally beautiful.

    As for gay porn somehow lowering the age expectancy of all gay men comment, was that for real? Seriously, such stupidity is what brings down gay men. You don't get a pass on the things you say/think/write even if you can hide behind anonymity. What you put out into the world is still authored by you!

    Posted by: Barrett Johnston II | Feb 5, 2013 12:27:49 PM


  24. wow so sad...

    Posted by: Andrew | Feb 5, 2013 12:27:55 PM


  25. To those who dismiss gay porn stars and the industry in general.

    Because we live in a society that is dominated by straights, there is very little in the media, movies, tv, magazines etc., which portrays gay sex. For many (including Miklos apparently) seeing gay porn is the first time one actually understands what they are feeling is normal and in fact, enjoyed by others. Maybe it's not the most productive, responsible, way to come to understand what gay sex is (especially if you log into a bareback site, etc.) but for better or worse I think it does and will continue to have a major impact on young people (or even adults) trying to come to terms with the feelings they are having.

    So let's not vilify or even dismiss porn stars. Let's accept, that to some degree, they are role models.

    And let's not forget that this was a man who was clearly tormented and has died leaving a hole in the lives of the people who loved him.

    Rest in peace, Miklos Arpad.

    Posted by: dms | Feb 5, 2013 12:29:30 PM


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