Goodbye, Genius! Sir Jonathan Miller, Author, Theatre And Opera Director, Passed Away At 85

Date November 28, 2019

Sir Jonathan Miller was an author, actor, director, medical doctor, and many more. He was born in England to a psychiatrist and a novelist. Miller graduated from Cambridge University and went on studying medicine in London.

He tried himself as an actor, perfuming at the Edinburgh Festival, but turned his brilliant mind to directing. Jonathan Miller’s director’s ambition led him to work with live theatre. He also dipped his toes in the opera world, directing, most notably, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Jonathan Miller was a successful author as well. He wrote a book on the history of medicine, titled The Body in Question, which quickly became a bestseller. Sadly, the legendary man is no longer with us.

Jonathan Miller, the art genius, passed away

Sir Jonathan Miller won’t leave us in awe with his work anymore. The British treasure passed away at the age of 85. Not many knew that Miller was battling with Alzheimer’s for a very long time and the devastating disease won.

The heartbreaking news was shared by Jonathan’s family. It was said that the director passed away ‘peacefully at home.’

Miller left behind his wife, Rachel, and three children: sons Tom and William, and daughter Kate.

Fans send their condolences

@Alain Le Goff:

A great man whose intellect spanned brilliantly so many subjects and inspired many.

@Catherine Forsey:

Very sad ... he came across as a highly intelligent but warm character when I saw him on the television. Didn't realise he was 85. RIP Jonathan. x

@Zainab Nigoumi:

He inspired me to love biology. Enjoyed his eclectic polymath brain. What a generation of amazing talents in that era.

@Lorna McLaren:

So sad that he suffered Alzheimer’s. Wonderful Renaissance man. Loved him

His incredible contribution to British culture will never be forgotten and his brilliant mind will serve as an example for many generations that will follow him.

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