'Gremlins' & 'The Terminator' Actor Dick Miller Passes Away At The Age Of 90
January 31, 2019 11:12 By Fabiosa
The veteran actors of the 1950s era are probably the most prestigious celebrities in Hollywood. They shaped the industry that we so fondly follow today. Here we grieve the loss of another gem, Dick Miller, who is no longer among us.
During his tenure in the film world, Dick worked with many A-list directors like Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Joe Dante, and John Sayles. He showcased his acting talents in more than 180 movies and TV shows. But Miller is probably best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the classic horror number Gremlins. His other iconic portrayals in The Terminator, The Howling, and Piranha are also well celebrated.
Passing on at age 90
The veteran, whose prolific screen career spanned over 6 long decades, has finally been laid to rest. The sad news of Dick Miller's passing was confirmed on January 30. He was 90-years-old. The died of natural causes due to health complications of his progressive age.
According to sources, he is survived by his beloved wife, Laine Miller. The couple also had a daughter, Barbara, and a granddaughter named Autumn. The great man will be revived only by his memories now.
Fans paid tribute to him
On the day of his passing, tributes poured in all over social media with his close colleagues and admirers of the veteran actor taking it to Twitter. They made it obvious that Dick Miller will never be forgotten.
My heart breaks, what a legendary actor.— Roberto Buatti (@Moviebuff1981) January 31, 2019
Sad news - he had a small but memorable role in the original "Terminator". Prayers to #JesusChrist for his friends and family.— Joshua Belyeu (@Joshua_Belyeu) January 31, 2019
A great actor, and an even better person.— Zach Galligan (@zwgman) January 31, 2019
So privileged to have worked with you. You taught this young actor so much.
My condolences to Lainie and his children.
This one hurts a lot.
Rest in peace, Dick. And thank you.
Richard 'Dick" Miller
He will be missed. Loved him in Gremlins and Small Soldiers. pic.twitter.com/TiBfDx3Y5b— Isaac Samayoa (@Isaac12Sam) January 31, 2019
Rest in peace, Dick Miller, you'll be dearly missed. Share this and pay your condolences and respects to the lost legend.