Gay Porn Star Arpad Miklos, Star of Perfume Genius’ "Hood" Video, Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

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Gay Porn Star Arpad Miklos, Star of Perfume Genius' "Hood" Video, Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

Last year, Perfume Genius released a powerful (and controversial) video for his Put Your Back N 2 It track "Hood". The clip, directed by Pitchfork.tv's Winston Case, starred the gay porn star Arpad Miklos and was listed as one of our Top Music Videos of 2012.

Today, The Huffington Post reports that Miklos was found dead February 3 at his New York apartment, of an apparent suicide. He was 45.

In an interview for "Gwissues", a program on the LGBT YouTube channel Gwist, the New York writer Randal Lynch confirmed his death and said a suicide note was found, as The Huffington Post points out. "There was a lot more to him than just that surface persona," Lynch said. "He was a very active person in the gay community." 

Speaking about the "Hood" video last year, Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas said he wanted to show that even a hulking porn star can have feelings, too. "I don't like the idea that people would automatically think something is nasty," he said. "If I just got my boyfriend to be in there with me, people could just pass it off as cute because we're both boyish. I like the idea of not having things be so obvious."

A 16-second clip from the video, of Hadreas and Miklos embracing (both shirtless), was blocked from YouTube last year for "promoting mature sexual themes."

Below, watch the "Gwissues" interview about Miklos and revisit the video for "Hood".

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