Very sad news to start the morning and the Pride season. Popular actor/model Maurice Murrell apparently died overnight. There are few details on Maurice's death but tributes are pouring in across Facebook and YouTube.
Maurice was one of the first cover models of the re-launched CLIK in January 2006. That cover launched a career in modeling and film. The New Jersey- and New York City-based model appeared in numerous magazines, calendars, two coffee table books and the cover of Lee Hayes' Flesh to Flesh anthology. Mo also appeared in the film Finding Me and its new sequel Finding Me: Truth.
Maurice was a friend at one point. He was funny, sweet and had an infectious laugh. Mo and his boyfriend dressed up as pharaohs for the Pride parade one year. They were mermaids another year.
Besides the CLIK cover, Maurice Murrell will be emembered by a generation of young gay men for his role in the film Finding Me and its new sequel Finding Me: Truth directed by Roger S. Omeus. Watch clips, a trailer and behind-the-scenes video, and Maurice with friend Jared Shuler AFTER THE JUMP ...