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A stroke could not rob the late, great Van Miller of "Fandemonium"

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Van Miller, the long-time Bills play-by-play broadcaster and member of the team's Wall of Fame, never lost his flair for the dramatic, even as his health failed him. Rest in peace, Mr. Miller.

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Legendary Buffalo Bills play-by-play broadcaster Van Miller passed away over the weekend, but not even rapidly declining health could rob him of his most famous catchphrase.

Miller suffered a stroke in recent weeks. Reporters at his former television station, WIVB (Channel 4) in Buffalo, paid him a visit soon thereafter, and had this to share about their former sports director following his death (via The Buffalo News):

It also had the best story, told by colleagues Jacquie Walker and Rich Newberg.

In their last visit to Van at the Schofield Residence in the Town of Tonawanda more than a week ago, Walker and Newberg said Miller was unable to talk after having suffered a stroke days earlier.

But as Miller's former colleagues left, they were startled and moved that he somehow managed to get the word "Fandemonium" out.

It was a "Do You Believe?" Miller moment.

WIVB will honor Miller with a half-hour special tonight (Monday, July 20) at 5:30 p.m. ET.