'Blacklist' and 'Twin Peaks' Star Clark Middleton Dies at 63 — inside His Life and Legacy

Clark Middleton, the star from “Twin Peaks” sadly passed away over the weekend. Besides acting on the drama series he recently featured on “The Blacklist.”

Clark Middleton recently died at the age of 63, his wife, Elissa, confirmed. She revealed that he passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020, in his Los Angeles home due to the West Nile Virus.

The actor was famous for appearing in movies and series like “The Blacklist,” “Kill Bill Vol. 2,” and “Snowpiercer.” Besides acting, Middleton was also a producer, writer, and director.

Clark Middleton at The Path Premiere & Party at ArcLight Hollywood on March 21, 2016, in California | Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images

Clark Middleton at The Path Premiere & Party at ArcLight Hollywood on March 21, 2016, in California | Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images

CLARK’S DEATH

His wife announced his death writing: “With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a life eminently worthy of celebration: Clark Tinsley Middleton, 63.” She explained how there was no cure or vaccine for the virus her husband was infected with.

Elissa went on to describe him as “a beautiful soul who spent a lifetime defying limits.” She also noted that he also spent his life advocating for people who had disabilities.

JON BOKENKAMP’S STATEMENT

“The Blacklist” writer Jon Bokenkamp also released a statement mourning Middleton’s death. The writer shared that he was heartbroken by his passing.

Bokenkamp described the late star as a unique and gifted actor who was incredible in every way. He recalled how Middleton had been passionate and loved his work while being generous.

MOURNING CLARK’S DEATH

The writer shared how “The Blacklist” family was devastated by the loss. Bokenkamp went on to reveal that the late actor was one of the good ones.

He lamented that the loss was way too soon. On the show, Middleton played the role of the irritable department of motor vehicles (DMV) boss, Glen “Jelly Bean” Carter.

CLARK’S ACTING ROLES

Middleton also had reoccurring roles on shows like “Twin Peaks” and “Law & Order.” In 2017, he starred in the revival of “Twin Peaks” where he played Charlie.

He started working in New York as an actor in 1983. The star made his debut in the theater with three plays featuring the late actress Geraldine Page.

ACTING ON BROADWAY

For his Broadway debut, the actor played Hugo in the revival of “The Iceman Cometh.” He spent the past 30 years traveling across the country where he performed in theaters in Los Angeles and New York City.

Middleton was also a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. When he wasn’t acting himself, he taught the craft to others for more than 20 years in New York City.

LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS

For more than 50 years of his life, since he was four-years-old, Middleton lived with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. He was also a spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation.

Middleton is survived by his wife, his mother Sue Perior, and his brother Kirby Middleton. Those who wish to contribute in his honor can make donations to the Arthritis Foundation.

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