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Bear icon and model Chris Miklos dead at 40

Bear icon and model Chris Miklos dead at 40

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:37 Written by // Sabine Brix

Well-renowned bear model Chris Miklos has died in Texas of an unconfirmed heart attack.

Miklos was the primary model for Burley Shirts, a company which specialises in apparel and other accessories targeted at the bear community. He has also been noted as a muse for Modern Bear, a website which provides entertainment and education to the gay bear community and their friends.

A prominent fixture within the bear scene, Miklos' modelling campaigns paved the way forward at a time when more-rugged looking men were under-represented within the community.

The model was working on a 2015 calendar for Bear World magazine when news spread of his passing, with some insiders suspecting a heart attack was the cause of his death.

[Top image] Chris Miklos. Photo: George Rivas


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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