‘Gremlins’ Actor Dick Miller passes away at the age of 90

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The celeb of such classics like Roger Corman ’s and ‘A Bucket of Blood’, veteran Hollywood actor Dick Miller has passed away at 90.

Miller died due to common causes in Toluca Lake. The news was proved to The Hollywood Reporter by a family spokesperson. His wife Lainie, daughter Barbara and grand-daughter Autumn were at his side as he passed.

In a report following his death, Miller’s family wrote, “His sense of humor and the unique way he looked at the world won him many lifelong friends and worldwide fans.”

Soon after the announcement of his death was made public, Twitterati poured in with their condolences, remembering the great ‘character actor.’

Famed director John Carpenter wrote, “Rest in peace, Dick Miller. Terrific character actor.”

Actor Bruce Campbell too took to Twitter and remembered Miller, writing, “ Dick Miller Dead: The ‘Gremlins’ Actor Was 90. Thanks for playing the beleaguered everyman so well – and for so long.”

Actress Barbara Crampton who had once acted with him, too wrote, “I had the good fortune to work alongside Dick Miller once. Although we didn’t have any dialogue together, I admired him from close up. Rip.”

Stand-up comedian and actor Greg Proops too commented, “Rock All Night. Dick Miller.”

Born in The Bronx on December 25, 1928, one of Miller’s earliest acting ventures was in the 1955 film ‘Apache Woman’.

In 1952, he went to California, and one of his earliest acting roles was in ‘Apache Woman’ in 1955. Miller began working with iconic director/producer Roger Corman, comprising in a starring role as Walter Paisley in ‘A Bucket of Blood’ in 1959.

His other acting credits included ‘The Little Shop of Horrors,’ ‘The Wild Angels,’ ‘The Terror,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen’ and ‘A Time for Killing.’

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Miller was to the subject of a 2014 documentary by director Elijah Drenner and co-producers Drenner and Lainie Miller.