United States actor, director and producer Clark Middleton has died of West Ville virus, at the age of 63.
The actor was popularly known for his appearance in “Kill Bill Vol. 2,” “The Blacklist” and “Snowpiercer.
Clark Middleton died on Sunday, October 4, as a result of West Nile Virus, his wife Elissa confirmed.
Elissa wrote: “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.
“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.”
He is survived by his wife Elissa, his brother Kirby Middleton and his mother Sue Perior.
Middleton on television, appeared in recurring roles on “Law & Order,” “Twin Peaks” and, most recently, “The Blacklist,” where he played the DMV boss Glen Carter.
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.”
Clark was also writer and director of original work for both the screen and stage, where he got his start.
He was lifetime member of the Actors Studio, taught acting for more than 20 years in New York City.
“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. He loved his work with a passion. 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.” “The Blacklist” writer Jon Bokenkamp said in a statement.