“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,” his wife Elissa wrote in a statement. “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.” Aaron Paul, who worked with Middleton on The Path, paid tribute to the actor on Instagram: "All I know is that we lost one of the good ones today," wrote Paul. "My heart is broken. I love this man so much and felt like I needed to say something. Clark Middleton loved to act more than anyone I have ever met in my life and he was damn good at it."