Miklos, on the right, in this Perfume Genius ad.

Porn star Arpad Miklos—who appeared in both gay and straight films, and got mainstream attention when he starred in Perfume Genius's controversial video for "Hood" last year—was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday. In an interview on the YouTube channel Gwist, writer Randal Lynch confirmed his death and said a suicide note was found, adding, "He was a great guy on top of [being a porn star]. There was a lot more to him than just that surface persona. He was a very active person in the gay community."

Lynch said that 45-year-old Miklos died sometime on Sunday, February 3rd, and that the cause of death was "unfortunately... suicide," adding that he "wasn't happy, I would say, but he wasn't going into crying fits. I knew he was depressed but I didn't realize the severity of it, because he was not a very talkative person about his own emotions." [via Pitchfork]

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.