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