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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. This makes me so sad. He was a wonderful star and from what people say a terrific guy. I love porn and really terrific porn stars like Arpad Miklos raise the bar for the viewer and for the industry, just like regular movie stars - think Gregory Peck - have done. Condolences to all who knew him and loved him.

    Posted by: VictorG | Feb 5, 2013 2:10:08 PM


  2. @ Sam "Yes. For better or worse, porn is part of the gay popular culture. Does it bother you?"

    Porn itself doesn't bother me. I enjoy some of it. However, I don't think it's of general interest and I don't think it's becoming to the gay community that a publication such as this lists pornography milestones and latest released along with actual news, political commentary, and serious issues. It also bugs me that when you Google image "gay" the first thing that comes up is porn.

    Like it or not, one is judged by the company he keeps. Do we really think it's hip to have gay Eagle Scouts and dead fist fickers in the same lead section?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 5, 2013 2:10:25 PM


  3. This is a shock. I always used to see him around Houston Street. Handsome and broad-shouldered, he was a larger-than-life figure. Sometimes we'd smile at each other. I wish we had done more than that.

    Posted by: R | Feb 5, 2013 2:14:29 PM


  4. I used to see him around the neighborhood, just a couple of weeks ago at the start of the cold snap. He seemed a sweet guy, and when I saw this post I blurted out loud "NO!" He was a good one. I'm really sorry about this and will miss crossing paths with this giant man!

    Posted by: kodiak | Feb 5, 2013 2:25:56 PM


  5. Guys -

    Again there are many deaths and suicides every day across all walks of life. Just because someone sexually turns you on doesn't make for a more sincere, thoughtful, 'deeper' person....

    There is no good reason for suicide and absolutely I feel compassion for this guy and his family because he is a human who suffered. However, I don't have any more compassion because he had a degree of "celebrity" because of his porn career. Read the posts above this - I think what is abnormal is the gay man's celebration of a porn star over others. Be real guys.

    Posted by: John | Feb 5, 2013 2:33:49 PM


  6. @DMS--Thanks for an eloquent comment :) And ditto.

    Posted by: Stefan | Feb 5, 2013 2:40:03 PM


  7. Wow, many pathetic men commenting in here.

    Know what happens if you're a "straight porn star"? You become a mainstream celeb. You get your own reality shows. You're a "Bunny" and you're treated as an american icon.

    of course the cowards on here are upset about anything "gay" that also relates to, you know, actual sex.

    I understand that some of you can only earn tolerance from your communities by neutering yourselves and editing out anything remotely sexual about yourselves, but that's not how a lot of us choose to live.

    we're "judged by the company we keep", David Hearne? GOOD. I'd rather keep company with people who aren't terrified of sex, or expressions of sex, than the cowardly trolls who can only find peace by pretending to be vestal virgins.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 5, 2013 2:42:09 PM


  8. Suicide is not a black and white issue. In some cultures it is seen as an honorable choice so I think its naive to write it off as weak or totally selfish.

    Plus......we have no idea why he did this. It could be something he has struggled with since before his porn career started. We don't know. Judgement is so often based on lack of facts.

    Porn is one of the few outlets most of us had to show that what we were feeling was not that abnormal or to at least let us know we were not alone. Perhaps not the best or healthiest form of identification but better than nothing and regardless of how you think of it, it is a part of our past/culture so I think its perfectly right to list this as news on a site with "homosexual tendencies." If you don't agree, don't read/comment on the article. God knows, I pick and choose which posts I read and comment on.

    Posted by: Clyde | Feb 5, 2013 2:50:28 PM


  9. with 58 adult films over almost 20 yrs and prostitution, I wonder what his job status was, and whether that led to increased depression

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Feb 5, 2013 3:09:08 PM


  10. Hiv status

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Feb 5, 2013 3:09:33 PM


  11. It's sad when all people can really see is what's on the outside.

    Posted by: JustSayin' | Feb 5, 2013 3:23:26 PM


  12. He was certainly a lucky man - he was tall, dark, handsome and sexy but like I always say "nobody gets everything" and he obviously had some mental issues going on.
    Once you get involved in that weird world of porn and prostitution (yes he was regularly advertising as an escort on Adam4adam.com as he travelled around the country) you end up screwed up.

    It's a sad day for his family.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Feb 5, 2013 3:28:46 PM


  13. Now he can have all the pussy he wanted!

    Good riddance!

    Posted by: mm | Feb 5, 2013 3:30:54 PM


  14. the irony - closeted adults who've never been laid and use the internet to anonymously rag on others saying that this man's being in the adult industry "f***ed him up"

    yeah. cuz the trolls on here are the pinnacle of mental health. ;-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 5, 2013 3:32:28 PM


  15. People will talk about porn, how they like it or how they find it seedy, but human beings are sexual creatures by and large, so it's not somehow wrong or confusing to realize that these men will be remembered in kind for their work on camera, and entertaining millions of men, and women too. And as has been said, for A LOT of gay/bi/questioning/curious/etc. men, gay porn is their first real representation and look of what it means for two guys to have sex. And that it's just as fun, as beautiful, as intimate and fulfilling as heterosexual sex.

    Lastly, these men are, first and foremost, human beings and real people, and from all accounts Arpad was an awesome guy. It's always sad when such good hearted individuals take their lives so suddenly. In the end, we've lost another one to suicide and I'm really, really tired of seeing gay men and gay boys dropping like flies due to drug abuse and suicide.

    RIP Arpad Miklos.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 5, 2013 3:48:15 PM


  16. RIP regardless of why he killed himself it couldn't have been easy growing old.

    'The lines between mere exhibitionism and porn are blurring and what happens to the FB generation when they turn 45 and all their old photos are still out there?'

    --u said it.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 5, 2013 4:04:50 PM


  17. RIP regardless of why he killed himself it couldn't have been easy growing old.

    'The lines between mere exhibitionism and porn are blurring and what happens to the FB generation when they turn 45 and all their old photos are still out there?'

    --u said it.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 5, 2013 4:04:51 PM


  18. Arpad was bisexual, not gay. I remember when he did a scene with a woman and all these angry queens stormed one of the gay porn websites to denounce him.

    The inconvenient truth is that porn is often a symptom of a downward spiral.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 5, 2013 4:14:07 PM


  19. what happens when we turn 45 and all our old photos are still out there?

    you mean other than being able to look back at how smokin' hot we looked in our younger years?

    there are far worse things than people knowing how darn sexy you look whilst naked.

    Guy in the Future: "Hey, man. Um, I saw some photos of you on the internet from when you were in your twenties. You were totally naked."
    Me in the Future: "I know. Hot, eh?"

    but hey, if denigrating those in the adult industry or those who don't feel shame about being sexual beings makes some of you feel better about your involuntary abstinence, then, um...rock on with that.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 5, 2013 4:14:11 PM


  20. R.I.P.dear brother.Your eyes held so much of your intelligence and sensitivity. Our thoughts are with your family and loved ones.

    Posted by: James | Feb 5, 2013 4:20:59 PM


  21. but hey, if denigrating those in the adult industry or those who don't feel shame about being sexual beings makes some of you feel better about your involuntary abstinence, then, um...rock on with that.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 5, 2013 4:14:11 PM


    Lil' Phukface,

    Why do you babble?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 5, 2013 4:21:55 PM


  22. Being promiscuous isnt the same as being a porn star. One is in the public domain, and whether you are ashamed of it or not doesn't matter, people will judge and it will effect future prospects. Its fact, get over it. Its a shame and i dont agree with it, but there it is.

    If you think it doesnt you are a naive fool.

    Posted by: Really | Feb 5, 2013 4:22:52 PM


  23. Arpad Miklos chose to die. I'm unhappy with his choice -- I hope that he is not. RIP

    Posted by: Rich | Feb 5, 2013 4:25:34 PM


  24. "Really", you also get judged for being gay.

    You can't choose how idiotic ninnies will choose to see you. You can merely choose to care, or not.

    It seems a great many of you still live every day in fear of what people will think about you. That sounds like a terribly dull and insecure excuse for a life. You could make it to age 85 - won't mean you actually lived a real life.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 5, 2013 4:27:51 PM


  25. Wow! Very sad for him and his family. Such a shame to see a life end this way - - and especially when I admired him so. I'm humbled once again to have been so shallow and think that physical beauty makes paves the way for a perfect life. I'll pray for him, and remember better days.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 5, 2013 4:54:40 PM


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