Dick Miller, an actor who is known for his role in 1984 classic horror movie named ‘Gremlins,’ has died at 90 years of age.
Edgar Wright, a director, shared condolence on his death:
RIP Dick Miller, surely the king of character actors. A friendly, funny face in Gremlins (1&2), Piranha, the original Little Shop Of Horrors, Not Of This Earth, After Hours & my personal beatnik fav, Walter Paisley in 'A Bucket Of Blood'. Any role of his was cult movie nirvana. pic.twitter.com/StRqrWHgBS
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) January 31, 2019
Death Cause and Funeral
Dick Miller died on Wednesday, 30th January 2019 in Toluca Lake. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news. According to a family spokesperson, he passed away after one month and five days of the 90th birthday party. Moreover, the spokesperson also revealed the death to be a natural cause.
As of now, he is survived by his better-half wife, Lainie, his daughter Barbara, and grand-daughter Autumn. The information regarding his funeral is not confirmed yet.
…We hit it off and every script thereafter I always looked for a role for Dick–not just because he was my friend but because I loved watching him act! But he leaves behind over 100 performances, a bio & a doc–not bad for a guy who hardly ever enjoyed a starring role. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/sqXgMIZb6k
— Joe Dante (@joe_dante) January 31, 2019
Who was Dick Miller?
Dick Miller was born on 25th December 1928 in The Bronx. Before attending City College, New York, and Columbia University, he also served in the U.S. Navy.
In 1952, he moved to California, where he was offered a rile in Apache Woman in 1955. After that, he started working with Roger Corman and starred a role in A Bucket of Blood as Walter Paisley in 1959.
He is best known for the movies like ‘Gremlins,’ and ‘Terminator,’ from which, he gained enough popularity.
Dick Miller will be remembered!