Clark Middleton has died aged 63 after contracting West Nile Virus, and stars who have worked alongside "The Blacklist" and "Twin Peaks" actor have been taking to social media to pay tribute.
Around one in 150 people infected with West Nile virus develop a serious illness.
"Tracking and monitoring the types of mosquitoes that exist in Nebraska communities is critical, which in turn helps us identify potential public health implications and implement prevention measures to reduce risk," a state epidemiologist said.
There is no vaccine to prevent infection, and there are no medications to treat the virus in people.
The virus could cause potentially dangerous health issues in humans and is most commonly spread by mosquitos.
Sometimes summer really bites.
Cities around the country are spraying pesticides meant to kill mosquitos that don't work—and could pose a serious health threat.