RIP: Arpad Miklos

February 5, 2013 | 11 Comments

Rentboy's Hookie Awards @ Rebel 3/19/10'Arpad Miklos Collection'-DVD-Hot-HouseWord quickly began spreading this morning via social networking sites, and I am sorry to pass along the crushing news that erotic icon Arpad Miklos, 45, has died of an apparent suicide. Publicist Howard Bragman made the announcement via his YouTube channel in an interview with a friend of Mr. Miklos. I was at rehearsal this morning with director Jerry Douglas when photographer Mocha called with the news; Mr. Douglas directed Miklos in BUCKLEROOS, and expressed his admiration for the brawny musclegod’s gentle nature and generous spirit. The Hungarian native, whose birth name was Peter Kozma, originally trained as a chemist, and had a storied career in adult stretching all the way back to VAMPIRE OF BUDAPEST and HUNGARY FOR MEN in 1995-96 (as Francois Kagylo) for Kristen Bjorn. He soon became a familiar face onscreen in dozens of films and, in recent years, webisodes; many of them are quite good, but often he was the sole standout with his furry, muscular physique, towering frame and twinkly smile. It is impossible to make an assessment of the past two decades of all-male adult without including him; when my editors at Bruno Gmuender first asked for a ranking of names to be included in Gay Porn Heroes, his was at the top. He was a popular, award-winning escort and a regular presence on the social circuit. Even after nearly two decades in blue movies, his prominence is such that Hot House Video recently put out a best-of compilation. Last year, Mr. Miklos appeared in the lovely, haunting music video “Hood” for the artist Perfume Genius, which has now become a tribute to his memory. And I quite like the photo at left, which was taken at the International Escort Awards in March 2010. That smile is how I will remember him. Safe travels, Peter. My condolences to your family, friends and fans. We will keep your memory alive, I promise. CLICK HERE for Mr. Bragman’s report.
See also:
* “Titan Re-Releases ‘HardWork’ Following Colbert Plug” (2012)
* “Planet Porn: Hookies Flesh Parade” (2012)
* “Music Video Clip Featuring Miklos Rejected by YouTube” (2012)
* “Arpad Miklos, Perfume Genius Peek Under ‘Hood’” (2012)
* “Beauty Shot: Arpad Miklos, Jessie Colter” (2011)
* “Arpad Miklos is a ‘Butt’ Towel Man” (2010)
* “Planet Porn: 2010 Hookies Red Carpet” (2010)
* “Arpad Miklos Center of ‘Straight for Pay’ Debate” (2009)


Comments

11 Comments so far

  1. Jay on February 5, 2013 5:11 pm

    This is too sad! Great performer. Arpad Miklos had a long and successful career in the business. Enjoyed his work. He will be greatly missed in the business. May He Rest in Peace…

  2. Mark on February 5, 2013 6:24 pm

    “Crushing” is the right word to describe this news. I could have gone the rest of my life without hearing this. I am a huge fan and of all the porn studs out there, Arpad is the LAST I would have expected to hear such terrible news about.
    The world got less beautiful, hot, furry and sweet today on Sunday.

  3. Robert Stoddard on February 5, 2013 6:50 pm

    ow is the time for compassion for Arpad/Peter and for his friends, family, and memory.

  4. Dan on February 6, 2013 12:33 am

    It’s very sad. 🙁

  5. Sinu' on February 6, 2013 6:37 am

    So big, so sweet and what tragic news. May long he RIP.

  6. Carlos on February 6, 2013 9:14 pm

    Sad that I imagine he got many emails from haters , like I do every day but I smile and really don’t care about those haters , but many models do care much this is a example of what happens behind the cameras .
    Starting by studios and other models that hate because of Jealouse or to hurt your image this has to stop we are all in the same industry and there business for all,
    its very Sad to see another porn Actor Kill him self over Cyber bullies .
    RIP Arpad its even more sad for his Family and real friends .

  7. Antonio biaggi on February 6, 2013 9:15 pm

    Sad that I imagine he got many emails from haters , like I do every day but I smile and really don’t care about those haters , but many models do care much this is a example of what happens behind the cameras .
    Starting by studios and other models that hate because of Jealouse or to hurt your image this has to stop we are all in the same industry and there business for all,
    its very Sad to see another porn Actor Kill him self over Cyber bullies .
    RIP Arpad its even more sad for his Family and real friends .

  8. DeWayneinSD on February 7, 2013 2:45 am

    RIP Arpad one of the giants in this biz and most well liked. A true gentleman.

  9. Shelley Lubben on February 7, 2013 9:40 am

    I am brokenhearted for him. I am an ex porn star who tried to commit suicide myself so I can really feel his pain. So so sad. RIP
    Shelley Lubben

  10. Douglas on February 8, 2013 2:40 pm

    I am terrible sorry to hear this. Francois had been my favorite for so very long now, it feels like a friend rather than a stranger has died. He always came across as so down-to-earth, intelligent, sweet-natured and level-headed that the shock of it being suicide is even greater. How I wish he’d held out for the light to return, but I am glad his percieved suffering has ended. Au revoir, Arpad.

  11. donnie russo on February 24, 2013 8:31 am

    I am sorry for this guy and others who have committed suicide. but for god sakes i ve been in this business for over 30 years and i never ever heard of this cyber bulling. and for anyone to take this serious enough to take ones life…man they should not be in this business. We never had this kind of bullshit that is being said about models and camera men knocking someone down…for what reason??? In my days we all hung out together and yea there was joking and crap that but nothing to commit suicide over…and i would damn if i would give anyone the satisfaction of me taking my life and for them to feel that they have the power to do that..fuck that man..stay around and show them that your a bigger person then them. In all my years in front of the camera and behind with my own company and website i never came across this kind of hate. And i hope that there are those who don’t like me and don’t like my films..as i don’t want everyone liking me as i don’t like everyone i meet either. its life man and its too damn short and in this business these guys come and go faster in this business. Hot today and gone tomorrow as there is always someone bigger and better coming up behind you. I learned along time ago that to market one self and to do what one needs to do to keep your name in this business. And not to get involve with the fuck n drug scene and be your own man. Don’t be a follower but a leader!!! It is truly sickening that this has come about and that the business is that much of a cut throat that one has to do this to prove himself better then another. Remember guys this is nt Hollywood
    its Porn…Hard Dicks And Getting It Up the ASS and Hopefully A GOOD CUM SHOT and then a Few hundred bucks and off you go and into the history books and time keep passing by. So you need to take and get all the work you can as one day no one will be looking to hire you. You will be one of thousands of guys who once did some porn and that is that.
    So enjoy and guys act like A GROWN MAN should and stop all this bullshit and who cares what people are saying …as there are 3 xs that who are in your corner and who are your fans and love your work and for who you are.
    as those who hide behind a screen are just jealous that they can’t do what your doing…So fuck them all and have a good time boyz…and Fuck Fuck Fuck as that is all what it is about Your young only once so go and do it all……peace donnie russo, the man the myth the legend

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