WSMV-TV (NBC) Nashville reports the sudden death of veteran news anchor Dan Miller from an apparent heart attack. He was 67.
Miller and two colleagues from the station were in his hometown, Augusta, GA, to watch practice rounds of the Masters Gold Tournament. On Wednesday evening he was suddenly stricken and died.
Miller was first a news anchor for WSMV in the 1970s. He went to Los Angeles for a few years, working in TV news and appearing on CBS as the sidekick for Pat Sajak’s short-lived late night talk show. Miller then returned to WSMV in the mid-1990s.
This statement from WSMV-TV general manager Elden Hale was posted on the station’s website:
“Our friend and co-worker Dan Miller passed away last night. He had been to the Master’s yesterday with his long-time friends Rudy Kalis and Terry Bulger. It had been a good day with best friends walking the Augusta course for the practice round. Dan and Rudy were walking the streets of Augusta, which was Dan’s hometown, late last night when Dan suffered a heart attack and died.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Karen and daughters McKensie, Jennifer and Darcy and son Stephan.
Dan Miller anchored the news for a lifetime here at Channel 4, but more than that, Dan was the anchor of Channel 4. His face and voice informed and comforted our viewers. His smile and laugh comforted his friends.
Dan will be missed in ways we can not imagine today, but he will also be remembered for all he meant to all of us. We know, because Rudy and Terry tell us, that Dan was having the time of his life yesterday. It was a great day Terry says. And as all of us know, any day spent with Dan was a great day.
We will miss Dan, but all of us have been enriched by his life, and for that we can be truly grateful.