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.