How did Robin Miller die? Fans mourn demise of legendary motorsports journalist
One of the most recognized and influential motorsports journalists, Robin Miller, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, in Indianapolis. He was 71 years old. The news of his demise was announced by his sister Diane Miller Zachary on Facebook.
According to reports, Miller's death comes after a long battle with cancer. We have witnessed the demise of many such legends in the year 2021. 'The Journalist and the Murderer' author Janel Malcolm and the founding editor of People magazine, Dick Stolley, who published key footage of the JFK assassination, are to name a few.
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The statement released by Diane read, "It is with a heavy heart I share my brother, the one and only Robin Miller, has taken his “last lap.” He was the best brother, uncle, friend, confidant, and journalist! His heart was big, his generosity was immeasurable, and his personality and quick wit was like no other! Robin’s stories were the best you’ve ever heard, some we can’t repeat, but you can imagine it all." The statement further added, "If you knew him you experienced all of this…so much laughter and great times shared! Thank you for everyone’s prayers and support! Your kindness and love has been overwhelming."
Miller was known as a writer and columnist. He covered the Indianapolis 500 and INDYCAR SERIES racing for 30 years before moving to ESPN, then SPEED and most recently NBC. Miller was a Ball State dropout, who got his first break as a newspaper writer when The Star needed a reporter for the still-fledgling professional basketball team, the Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association. In 2019, Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the creation of the Robin Miller Award, to be given annually to an individual who brought unparallel passion and an unrelenting work ethic to enrich the sport. Robin Miller was also recently inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame. A lifelong bachelor, Miller is survived by his sister Diane and nieces Emily and Ashley.
'Motorsports world lost a legendary journalist'
Fans took to Twitter to remember the legendary motorsports journalist and posted tweets like, "Sad to hear that Robin Miller has died. The fans benefitted from his incredible insight on the sport and its participants. RIP". Another fan wrote, "The motorsports world lost a legendary journalist. RIP Robin Miller" One tweet read, "At IMS a few weeks ago, Robin Miller took a second to tell me to keep working hard and I’d be successful. It meant a lot that he remembered the few times we met. Rest In Peace Robin Miller. I’ll keep working hard"
Sad to hear that Robin Miller has died. The fans benefitted from his incredible insight on the sport and its participants. RIP. https://t.co/Tz575gAyO5— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 25, 2021
The motorsports world lost a legendary journalist. RIP Robin Miller pic.twitter.com/WjC1lDI9An— Mark J. Rebilas (@rebilasphoto) August 25, 2021
At IMS a few weeks ago, Robin Miller took a second to tell me to keep working hard and I’d be successful. It meant a lot that he remembered the few times we met.— Mike Joachim V (@mike_joac) August 25, 2021
Rest In Peace Robin Miller. I’ll keep working hard 🙏🏻