British Television and Stage director Jonathan Miller Passed away at 85

Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller

LONDON (AP) — British Stage director and anchor Jonathan Miller, the star of the “Beyond the Fringe” comedy revue, has died at the age of 85.

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Miller’s family revealed that he died on Wednesday, he was suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

One of the country’s most prominent figures in the arts, Miller celebrated a decades-long career that encircled theater, television, and opera.

Some of Britain’s biggest and most respected art institutions, including the National Theatre, the British Film Institute, and the Royal Opera, rapidly to pay tribute to his vast career.

He was born in London, Miller attained a degree in Medicine before turning to the arts, spurred by the success of the satirical revue “Beyond the Fringe.”

The show, which also featured Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Peter Cook, went from London’s West End to Broadway.